RNA binding proteins are an exciting area of research in gene
regulation. A multitude of RNA-protein interactions are used to
regulate gene expression including pre-mRNA splicing,
polyadenylation, editing, transport, cytoplasmic targeting,
translation and mRNA turnover. In addition to these
post-transcriptional processes, RNA-protein interactions play a key
role in transcription as illustrated by the life cycle of
retroviruses. Unlike DNA, the... more...