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Catalytic RNA

This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science focuses on catalytic RNA. Written by experts in the field, the reviews cover a range of topics, from hammerhead ribozymes to spliceosome catalysis to Varkud satellite and hairpin ribozymes.


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Hardbound, 248 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381286-5


    "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL


    1. The Hammerhead Ribozyme: Structure, Catalysis, and Gene Regulation
      William G. Scott, Lucas H. Horan and Monika Martick
    2. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Experiment to Derive a Detailed Understanding of Hammerhead Ribozyme Catalysis
      Tai-Sung Lee, Kin-Yiu Wong, George M. Giambasu and Darrin M. York
    3. A Mechanistic Comparison of the Varkud Satellite and Hairpin Ribozymes
      Timothy J. Wilson and David M. J. Lilley
    4. HDV Family of Self-Cleaving Ribozymes
      Nathan Riccitelli and Andrej Lupták
    5. The Structural and Functional Uniqueness of the glmS Ribozyme
      Juliane K. Soukup
    6. The Role of snRNAs in Spliceosomal Catalysis
      Saba Valadkhan


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