RNA's Outfits | September 7, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 87 Issue 36 | pp. 65-68
Issue Date: September 7, 2009

RNA's Outfits

The nucleic acid has dozens of chemical costumes
Department: Science & Technology, ACS News
Keywords: RNA, Post-translational Modification, Mass Spectrometry

These days, RNA basks in an endless stream of reports about important new roles for little snippets of the nucleic acid, such as regulating the time and location of gene expression. This RNA renaissance has elevated the molecule far above its textbook role as middleman between DNA and proteins. But among the many accounts of RNA's exciting new biological roles, little, if any, note has been taken of the extraordinary diversity of ways in which . . .

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