Protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) is complexed to many proteins that target it to particular subcellular locations and regulate its activity. Here, we show that 'nuclear inhibitor of PP1' (NIPP1), a major nuclear PP1-binding protein, shows a speckled nucleoplasmic distribution where it is colocalised with pre-mRNA splicing factors. One of these factors (Sm) is also shown to be complexed to NIPP1 in nuclear extracts. Immunodepletion of NIPP1 from nuclear extracts, or addition of a 'dominant negative' mutant lacking a functional PP1 binding site, greatly reduces pre-mRNA splicing activity in vitro. These findings implicate the NIPP1-PP1 complex in the control of pre-mRNA splicing.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Cell Science|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Feb 1999|
- Protein phosphatase
- Targeting subunit