RNA Editing

  • H. Ulrich Göringer
Part of the Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology book series (NUCLEIC, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juan D. Alfonzo
    Pages 33-50
  3. Michael F. Jantsch, Marie Öhman
    Pages 51-84
  4. Jonatha M. Gott, Amy C. Rhee
    Pages 85-104
  5. Mizuki Takenaka, Johannes A. van der Merwe, Daniil Verbitskiy, Julia Neuwirt, Anja Zehrmann, Axel Brennicke
    Pages 105-122
  6. Masahiro Sugiura
    Pages 123-142
  7. Jason Carnes, Kenneth Stuart
    Pages 143-164
  8. H. Ulrich Göringer, Michael Brecht, Cordula Böhm, Elisabeth Kruse
    Pages 165-179
  9. Torsten Ochsenreiter, Stephen Hajduk
    Pages 181-197
  10. Dave Speijer
    Pages 199-227
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book

Introduction

The term "RNA editing" describes a diverse set of biochemical processes whereby genetic information is modulated on a post-transcriptional level i.e. on the level of ribonucleic acids (RNA). RNA editing has been demonstrated in viruses, protozoan organisms, in plants and in mammals and in many cases it has been identified as a key step in the regulation of gene expression. This book dedicates a chapter to each of the main types of RNA editing. All sections are written by experts in the various research areas and a specific focus is put on the correlation between RNA structure and function, as well as on the complex cellular machineries that catalyze the different editing reactions. This leads to a "state of the art" compendium of our current knowledge on RNA editing.

Keywords

Chloroplast Protozoa RNA evolution gene gene expression genes mitochondria nucleic acid plant plants regulation tRNA transcription virus

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Ulrich Göringer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Microbiology and GeneticsTechnical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73787-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73786-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73787-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-1891
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