Diverse roles of the nucleic acid-binding protein KHSRP in cell differentiation and disease.
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The single-stranded nucleic acid-binding protein KHSRP (KH-type splicing regulatory protein) modulates RNA life and gene expression at various levels. KHSRP controls important cellular functions as different as proliferation, differentiation, metabolism, and response to infectious agents. We summarize and discuss experimental evidence providing a potential link between changes in KHSRP expression/function and human diseases including neuromuscular disorders, obesity, type II diabetes, and cancer. For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website.© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.