Cytosolic accumulation of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) is dynamically regulated by NADPH oxidase.

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Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) guide nucleotide modifications of cellular RNAs in the nucleus. We previously showed that box C/D snoRNAs from the Rpl13a locus are unexpected mediators of physiologic oxidative stress, independent of their predicted ribosomal RNA modifications. Here we demonstrate that oxidative stress induced by doxorubicin causes rapid cytoplasmic accumulation of the Rpl13a snoRNAs through a mechanism that requires superoxide and a nuclear splice variant of NADPH oxidase. RNA-sequencing analysis reveals that box C/D snoRNAs as a class are present in the cytoplasm, where their levels are dynamically regulated by NADPH oxidase. These findings suggest that snoRNAs may orchestrate the response to environmental stress through molecular interactions outside of the nucleus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holley, CL; Li, MW; Scruggs, BS; Matkovich, SJ; Ory, DS; Schaffer, JE

Published Date

  • May 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 290 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 11741 - 11748

PubMed ID

  • 25792744

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4416874

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1083-351X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1074/jbc.M115.637413


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States