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Protein–RNA Interactions

  1. Felicia Houser-Scott,
  2. David R Engelke

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001360



How to Cite

Houser-Scott, F. and Engelke, D. R. 2001. Protein–RNA Interactions. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


RNA–protein interactions play important roles in many biological processes. The basic features of RNA and proteins that contribute to specific recognition of RNA by proteins are currently being elucidated.


  • RNA structure;
  • protein motifs;
  • ribonucleoprotein motif;
  • arginine-rich motif;
  • double-stranded RNA-binding domain;
  • K homology motif;
  • RGG motif