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Cell. 2005 May 20;121(4):495-496. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.05.004.

Ro's role in RNA reconnaissance.

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1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology  and Department of Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720; Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720.
2
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology  and Department of Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720; Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720. Electronic address: doudna@uclink.berkeley.edu.

Abstract

The Ro 60 kDa autoantigen binds misfolded RNAs and likely functions in small RNA quality control. In this issue of Cell, Stein et al. (2005) present crystal structures of Ro alone and bound to both double- and single-stranded RNA, revealing two distinct RNA binding sites that suggest how Ro may distinguish between native and misfolded small RNAs.

PMID:
15907458
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2005.05.004
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