Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Making sense of little antisense
RNA-Biologie (Vogel) (Dr. Jörg Vogel)
MPI für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin
SummaryAfter decades of being either underestimated as a simple messenger for the expression of genes – from DNA to protein - or, vice versa, revered as the molecule from which all life potentially originated, RNA is now enjoying a well-deserved golden age as modern techniques allow researchers to uncover the myriad subtle roles that this molecule plays in the cells, tissues, and organisms. The RNA Biology Group at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is exploring the functions of RNA molecules in bacteria that cause harm to humans and animals.