Drosophila_melanogasterFamily: Utp14 Number of Genes: 1
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This protein is found to be part of a large ribonucleoprotein complex containing the U3 snoRNA [1]. Depletion of the Utp proteins impedes production of the 18S rRNA, indicating that they are part of the active pre-rRNA processing complex. This large RNP complex has been termed the small subunit (SSU) processome [1].


A large ribonuclear protein complex is required for the processing of the small-ribosomal-subunit rRNA - the small-subunit (SSU) processome [PUBMED:12068309, PUBMED:15590835]. This preribosomal complex contains the U3 snoRNA and at least 40 proteins, which have the following properties:


  1. Dragon F, Gallagher JE, Compagnone-Post PA, Mitchell BM, Porwancher KA, Wehner KA, Wormsley S, Settlage RE, Shabanowitz J, Osheim Y, Beyer AL, Hunt DF, Baserga SJ; , Nature 2002;0:0-0.: A large nucleolar U3 ribonucleoprotein required for 18S ribosomal RNA biogenesis. PUBMED:12068309 EPMC:12068309.