Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 March 2004
The Little RNAs That Could
Midget RNA molecules trigger neuron maturation through unexpected mechanism
Abstract: Like many teenagers, stem cells won't grow up without a push. New research reveals that RNA snippets provide a shove, inciting brain stem cells to mature. The work suggests that RNAs instigate the process by changing a gene-blocking protein into a gene activator. The study is the first to show that the miniature molecules can turn genes on as well as off.
Citation: M. Leslie, The Little RNAs That Could. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (12), nf33 (2004).
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