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RNA structure

A LASER-focused view into cells

RNA structure is irrevocably linked to function. A new method, termed 'LASER', utilizes a light-activated chemical probe to query RNA tertiary structure and illuminate RNA–protein interactions in the living cell.

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Figure 1: LASER detects tertiary structure formation and protein binding.


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Bevilacqua, P., Assmann, S. A LASER-focused view into cells. Nat Chem Biol 14, 200–201 (2018).

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