Chemical Modifications Mark Alternatively Spliced and Uncapped Messenger RNAs in Arabidopsis
Vandivier LE, Campos R, Kuksa PP, Silverman IM, Wang LS, Gregory BD. Plant Cell. 2015 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00591
"In a new report in the journal The Plant Cell, University of Pennsylvania biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the process by which mRNAs either survive and become translated into protein or are targeted for degradation."
Read the University of Pennsylvania news release.