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RNA gets a grip on translation

These are interesting times for those who study RNA. The latest curious discovery is that some messenger RNAs have sequences that sense small molecules directly, so controlling translation of the RNA into protein.

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Figure 1: RNA as metabolite sensor and translation regulator.


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Szostak, J. RNA gets a grip on translation. Nature 419, 890–891 (2002).

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