Bruno: a double turn-off for Oskar.
Tekotte H., Davis I.
In Drosophila, the posterior localization of oskar mRNA and its translational regulation are essential for axis specification and germline formation. Recently in Cell, demonstrated that Bruno inhibits cap-dependent translation of oskar mRNA and uncovered a novel Bruno-dependent assembly of oskar mRNA into multimeric RNP particles, which are inaccessible to the translational machinery. This work provides a novel link between mRNA localization, particle formation, and translational regulation.