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RNA mimics of green fluorescent protein
Jaffrey, Samie R. Department of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York.
- Use of green fluorescent protein
- Use of RNA mimics of GFP
- Spinach tag
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A major class of molecules in cells is ribonucleic acid (RNA). Cellular RNAs comprise ribosomal RNA (rRNA), which is a major component of ribosomes; transfer RNA (tRNA), which is used for protein synthesis; and messenger RNA (mRNA), which is an intermediate between DNA and proteins. In addition to these types of RNA, there is also a wide variety of poorly understood noncoding RNAs, including microRNAs, PIWI-interacting RNAs, and termini-associated RNAs. Understanding the functions of these RNAs is a major challenge in molecular biology research.
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