Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 14, 2009

RNA Repair System in Bacteria Discovered


Champaign, IL (Scicasts) – In new papers appearing this month in Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Illinois biochemistry professor Raven H. Huang and his colleagues describe the first RNA repair system to be discovered in bacteria. This is only the second RNA repair system discovered to date (with two proteins from T4 phage, a virus that attacks bacteria, as the first).

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