A view of RNase P

Sidney Altman

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Major progress in the study of RNase P has resulted from crystallography of bacterial catalytic subunits and the discovery of catalytic activity in eukaryotes. Several new substrates have also been identified, primarily in bacteria but also in yeast. Our current world should be called the RNA-protein world" rather than the protein world".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular BioSystems
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 20 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology


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