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RNA worlds

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From life's origins to diversity in gene regulation.

Once thought to be just a messenger that allows genetic information encoded in DNA to direct the formation of proteins, RNA (ribonucleic acid) is now known to be a highly versatile molecule that has multiple roles in cells. It can function as an enzyme, scaffold various subcellular structures and regulate gene expression through a variety of mechanisms, as well as act as a key component of the protein synthesis and splicing machinery. Moreover, increasing evidence indicates that RNA preceded DNA as the hereditary material and played a crucial role in the early evolution of life on Earth.

This volume reviews our understanding of two RNA worlds: the primordial RNA world before DNA, in which RNA was both information store and biocatalyst; and the contemporary RNA wolds, in which mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, siRNA, miRNA, and a host of other RNAs operate.

Hard back book. No dust jacket. Apart form some minor marks or use on the cover the book is like new.

Item details

Author(s):
Atkins, John F; Gesteland, Raymond F. and Cech, Thomas R. (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0879699469
ISBN-13:
9780879699468
Number of pages:
361
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Title:
RNA worlds

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From life's origins to diversity in gene regulation.

Once thought to be just a messenger that allows genetic information encoded in DNA to direct the formation of proteins, RNA (ribonucleic acid) is now known to be a highly versatile molecule that has multiple roles in cells. It can function as an enzyme, scaffold various subcellular structures and regulate gene expression through a variety of mechanisms, as well as act as a key component of the protein synthesis and splicing machinery. Moreover, increasing evidence indicates that RNA preceded DNA as the hereditary material and played a crucial role in the early evolution of life on Earth.

This volume reviews our understanding of two RNA worlds: the primordial RNA world before DNA, in which RNA was both information store and biocatalyst; and the contemporary RNA wolds, in which mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, siRNA, miRNA, and a host of other RNAs operate.

Hard back book. No dust jacket. Apart form some minor marks or use on the cover the book is like new.

Author(s):
Atkins, John F; Gesteland, Raymond F. and Cech, Thomas R. (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0879699469
ISBN-13:
9780879699468
Number of pages:
361
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Title:
RNA worlds

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