Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Mol Cell. 2003 May;11(5):1126-8.

mRNA decay: x (XRN1) marks the spot.

Author information

  • 1Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.


Degradation of mRNA is a vital aspect of gene expression. In yeast, Dcp1p, Dcp2p, Lsm1-7p, and Xrn1p are required for mRNA decay and are localized within discrete cytoplasmic foci; in the May 2 issue of Science, Sheth and Parker provide compelling evidence that these foci represent sites for mRNA decay.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk