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RNA switches function

Proteins are not the only regulators of metabolite synthesis — some RNA molecules do it too. These RNAs lack chemical diversity, so how do we explain the variety of their respective substrates?

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Figure 1: Gene regulation by riboswitches.


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Reichow, S., Varani, G. RNA switches function. Nature 441, 1054–1055 (2006).

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