The Ribosomal Protein L2 in S. Cerevisiae Controls the Level of Accumulation of Its Own mRNA

EMBO J. 1991 Aug;10(8):2215-21.


The expression of the yeast L2 r-protein gene is controlled at the level of mRNA accumulation. The product of the gene appears to participate in this regulation by an autogenous feedback mechanism. This control does not operate at the level of transcription but instead affects L2 mRNA accumulation. This autogenous regulation of mRNA accumulation provides an interesting analogy to the autogenous translational regulation of r-proteins in Escherichia coli.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blotting, Northern
  • Blotting, Southern
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal
  • Plasmids
  • RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional
  • RNA, Fungal / genetics
  • RNA, Fungal / metabolism*
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism*
  • Ribosomal Proteins / genetics
  • Ribosomal Proteins / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism*
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • DNA, Fungal
  • RNA, Fungal
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Ribosomal Proteins
  • ribosomal protein L2