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Curr Biol. 2005 Feb 22;15(4):R132-4.

Heterochromatin: on the ADAR radar?

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  • 1Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA.


Vigilin proteins, the absence of which is known to cause abnormalities in heterochromatin, have been found to bind edited RNAs. Molecular complexes including vigilin comprise proteins involved with RNA editing and with DNA repair, making connections between these processes and RNA-based silencing mechanisms.

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