Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology. It contains contributions from leaders in their fields and abundant references.

Key Features

Nucleic acids are the fundamental building blocks of DNA and RNA and are found in virtually every living cell. Molecular biology is a branch of science that studies the physicochemical properties of molecules in a cell, including nucleic acids, proteins, and enzymes.


Biochemists, molecular biologists, geneticists, and cell biologists.

Table of Contents

Some Articles Planned for Future Volumes. DNA Modifications by Antitumor Platinum and Ruthenium Compounds: Their Recognition and Repair, V. Brabec. AMP- and Stress-Activated Protein Kinases: Key Regulators of Glucose-Dependent Gene Transcription in Mammalian Cells?, I. Leclerc, G. da Silva Xavier, G.A. Rutter. Molecular Basis of Fidelity of DNA Synthesis and Nucleotide Specificity of Retroviral Reverse Transcriptases, L. Menendez-Arias. Muc4/Sialomucin Complex, the Intramembrane ErbB2 Ligand, in Cancer and Epithelia: To Protect and to Survive, K.L. Carraway, A. Perez, N. Idris, S. Jepson, M. Arango, M. Komatsu, B. Haq, S.A. Price-Schiavi, J. Zhang, and C.A. Carothers Carraway. Functions of Alphavirus Nonstructural Proteins in RNA Replication, L. Kaariainen and T. Ahola. The Unique Biochemistry of Methonogenesis, U. Deppenmeier. A History of Poly A Sequences: From Formation to Factors to Function, M. Edmonds. A Growing Family of Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors Is Responsible for Activation of Ras-Family GTPases, L.A. Quilliam, J.F. Rebhun, and A.F. Castro. Practical Approaches to Long Oligonucleotide-Based DNA Microarray: Lessons from Herpesviruses, E.K. Wagner, J.J. Garcia Ramirez, S.W. Stingely, S.A. Aguilar, L. Buehler, G.B. Devi-Rao, and P. Ghazal. Sphingosine Kinases: A Novel Family of Lipid Kinases, H. Liu, D. Chakravarty, M. Maceyka, S. Milstien, and S. Spiegel. Mechanisms of EF-Tu, a Pioneer GTPase, I.M. Krab and A. Parmeggiani. Index.


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About the editor

Kivie Moldave

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine, California, U.S.A.


@from:PRAISE FOR THE SERIES @qu:"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." @source:—BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL