Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cell. 2006 Jun 2;125(5):827-9.

Rethinking the microprocessor.

Author information

  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01532, USA.

Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are tiny regulators of gene expression that are processed from longer primary transcripts. In this issue, Han et al. (2006) report some of the structural features of the primary transcript that ensure that the Drosha-DGCR8 enzyme complex liberates precisely the correct precursor sequence, enabling production of a fully functional miRNA.

Comment on

PMID:
16751089
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

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