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Featured Happy RNA Day!

  1. Aug 1, 2018 #1


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    Today (AUG 1) is RNA Day, an international celebration of one of the most versatile biomolecules in existence. What are some areas of RNA research that excite you most?

    Some of the most intriguing areas of current research to me (with example links for further reading):

    The role of RNAs in organizing the cell through formation of biomolecular condensates:
    mRNA structure determines specificity of a polyQ-driven phase separation
    RNA buffers the phase separation behavior of prion-like RNA binding proteins

    Potential roles for coding and non-coding RNAs in regulating transcription:
    A Phase Separation Model for Transcriptional Control
    The recruitment of chromatin modifiers by long noncoding RNAs: lessons from PRC2

    Post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs by chemical modification:
    Dynamic RNA Modifications in Gene Expression Regulation
    Post-transcriptional modifications in development and stem cells
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  4. Aug 4, 2018 #3


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    RNA day, pretty fun thing having it on AUG 1st. AUG = start codon.

    Sounds a lot like this:
    Imaging dynamic and selective low-complexity domain interactions that control gene transcription.
    This article has an emphasis on binding among proteins to cause phase seperation, but I suppose RNAs could easily be involved.
    Not sure about a direct connection.
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