The following papers are available from the individual publisher's websites:PNAS JBC A 9-nt segment of a cellular mRNA can function as an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) and when present in linked multiple copies greatly enhances IRES activity. Chappell, S.A., Edelman, G.M., and Mauro, V.P. (2000). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97, 1536-1541.
The internal ribosome entry site (IRES) contained within the RNA-binding motif protein 3 (Rbm3) mRNA is composed of functionally distinct elements. Chappell, S.A., and Mauro, V.P. (2003). J Biol Chem 278, 33793-33800.
Biochemical and Functional analysis of a 9-nucleotide RNA sequence that affects translation efficiency in eukaryotic cells. Chappell, S.A., Edelman, G.M., and Mauro, V.P. (2004). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 9590-9594.
An mRNA-rRNA base-pairing mechanism for translation initiation in eukaryotes. Dresios, J., Chappell, S.A., Zhou, W., and Mauro, V.P. (2006). Nat Struct Mol Biol 13, 30-34.