Nuclear export and cytoplasmic processing of precursors to the 40S ribosomal subunits in mammalian cells.
Toulouse, France. In Embo J, 2005
Here, we show that pre-40S particles exported to the cytoplasm in HeLa cells contain 18S rRNA extended at the 3' end with 20-30 nucleotides of the internal transcribed spacer 1. Maturation of this pre-18S rRNA (which we named 18S-E) involves a cytoplasmic protein, the human homolog of the yeast kinase Rio2p, and appears to be required for the translation competence of the 40S subunit.