Molecular machine turns packaged messenger RNA into a linear transcript

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 17:49 in Biology & Nature

The nuclear pore complex is the only way in or out of the cell nucleus. This assembly also plays a key role in assuring the quality of the genetic information that passes through it. New research shows how one of the pore’s proteins magnetically couples with another molecule to form a machine that helps unpack messenger RNA.

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