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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2002 Oct;5(5):452-9.

RNA-binding proteins in plants: the tip of an iceberg?

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Biology Department and Life Sciences Consortium, 519 Wartik Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA.
2
PA St U, University Park

Abstract

RNA-binding proteins, which are involved in the synthesis, processing, transport, translation, and degradation of RNA, are emerging as important, often multifunctional, cellular regulatory proteins. Although relatively few RNA-binding proteins have been studied in plants, they are being identified with increasing frequency, both genetically and biochemically. RNA-binding proteins that regulate chloroplast mRNA stability and translation in response to light and that have been elegantly analyzed in Clamydomonas reinhardtii have counterparts with similar functions in higher plants. Several recent reports describe mutations in genes encoding RNA-binding proteins that affect plant development and hormone signaling.

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