We combine the labeling of newly transcribed RNAs with 5-ethynyluridine with the characterization of bound proteins. This approach, named capture of the newly transcribed RNA interactome using click chemistry (RICK), systematically captures proteins bound to a wide range of RNAs, including nascent RNAs and traditionally neglected nonpolyadenylated RNAs. RICK has identified mitotic regulators amongst other novel RNA-binding proteins with preferential affinity for nonpolyadenylated RNAs, revealed a link between metabolic enzymes/factors and nascent RNAs, and expanded the known RNA-bound proteome of mouse embryonic stem cells. RICK will facilitate an in-depth interrogation of the total RNA-bound proteome in different cells and systems.
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We thank all other members of the Laboratory of RNA, Chromatin, and Human Disease for their support, and we also thank R. Johnson (University of Bern, Switzerland), X. Zhang (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), L.-L. Chen (Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai), Y. Zhou (Wuhan University, Wuhan), M. Tortorella, and Q. Zheng (Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Guangzhou), Y. Xu (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou), and P. Liu (Anhui University, Hefei) for their expert comments and technical support. C.W. is supported by Zhujiang Talent-Overseas Postdoc Funding Grant, M.J.K. and S.K. are supported by CAS President's International Fellowships, and M.T. is supported by CAS-TWAS President's PhD Fellowship. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFA0100701 to X.B., 2016YFA0100102 to M.A.E., 2016YFA0100301 to B.Q., and 2017YFA0504400 to J.Y.), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA16030502 to M.A.E.), the Pearl River Science and Technology Nova Program of Guangzhou (201610010107 to X.B., 201610010053 to W.W.), the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015294) to X.B.; the Cooperation Program of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC; 81261160506 to M.A.E.); the NSFC (31371513 and 31671537 to M.A.E., 91440115 to B.Z., 81401909 to M.Y.), and 91440110 to J.Y., the General Research Funds from the RGC of Hong Kong (14116014 to H.W. 14113514 to H.S.), the Focused Innovations Scheme (Scheme B: 1907307 to H.S.), the RGC Collaborative Research Fund from RGC (C6015-14G to H.S. and H.W.), the Bureau of Science, Technology and Information of Guangzhou Municipality (2012J5100040 and 201508030027 to M.A.E.); the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2014A030312001 to M.A.E., 2016A050503037 and 2015A030308007 to B.Q.); the Strategic Emerging Industry Key Technology Project of Guangdong Province (2012A080800006 to B.Z.), the Shenzhen Peacock Team Project (KQTD2015033117210153 to Nan L.); the Introduced Innovative R&D Team Program of Guangdong Province (201001Y0104789252 to B.Z.), the NIH Grant (R00CA175290) and the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Recruitment Grant (RR140071) to Y.C. The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is supported by the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China (2017B030314056).
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Distribution of different types of RNA captured by RICK
CircRNAs identified by RICK and oligo(dT) capture
Characterization of proteins isolated by RICK
Analysis of RICK-identified RBPs
Proteins identified by polyA-depleted RICK
Short-labeling RICK time course and 16-hour RICK in mESCs
List of primers and antibodies
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