Catalytic RNAs

Olke C. Uhlenbeck*

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The explosive growth in the study of RNA catalysis in the past five years primarily reflects technical and conceptual progress in the many areas of RNA metabolism. The fact that another biopolymer can carry out enzyme catalysis has also recruited scientists interested in refining their ideas about enzyme mechanisms. In addition, the ability of RNA molecules to have biological activity as well as carry genetic information has made this field attractive to those studying molecular evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Structural Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology


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