Blueprint for proteins: How the mRNA gets its final shape

Proteins need to interact in a complex manner for a so-called „messenger RNA“ (mRNA) to be created in human cells from a precursor molecule. mRNA provides a blueprint for proteins; the first vaccines against the coronavirus are also based on mRNAs. A team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry in Martinsried has discovered how an essential final step in the production of mRNA precisely works. The study was published in „Genes & Development“.

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