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Regulatory RNA

  1. E Gerhart H Wagner1,
  2. Shoshy Altuvia2,
  3. Wolfgang Nellen3

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000886



How to Cite

Wagner, E. G. H., Altuvia, S. and Nellen, W. 2001. Regulatory RNA. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  3. 3

    Kassel University, Kassel, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Beyond their coding capacity, RNA molecules serve structural, catalytic and regulatory functions. The latter are elicited by RNA–RNA interactions (antisense-target), frequently resulting in complex three-dimensional structures, and by RNA–protein interactions. The numerous examples known to date probably present only a first glimpse at this expanding field.


  • antisense;
  • plasmid;
  • bacterial;
  • stress response;
  • virus-associated