‘Activating’ RNA takes DNA on a loop through time and space

Long segments of RNA — encoded in our DNA but not translated into protein — are key to physically manipulating DNA in order to activate certain genes, say Wistar researchers. These non-coding RNA-activator molecules help create a loop of DNA to open up genes for transcription. They have a crucial role in turning genes on and off during early embryonic development, and have also been connected with genetic diseases, such as FG syndrome, and cancer.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/twi…



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