RNA DEGRADATION

The proteasome’s balancing act

The 26S proteasome is conventionally viewed as a destroyer of proteins. However, it is now shown to help stabilize RNAs and thus fine-tune a plant’s anti-viral defences.

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Fig. 1: Interdependence of RNA degradation and gene silencing.

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Inada, T. The proteasome’s balancing act. Nat. Plants 5, 1203–1204 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-019-0551-4

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