snoRNAs: Biogenesis, Structure and Function
Published Online: 24 APR 2006
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Dragon, F., Lemay, V. and Trahan, C. 2006. snoRNAs: Biogenesis, Structure and Function. eLS.
- Published Online: 24 APR 2006
The small nucleolar (sno) ribonucleic acids (RNAs) are mainly involved in the modification and processing of ribosomal RNA precursors, however, some are used to modify small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs), messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and transfer RNAs (tRNAs). They function in the form of ribonucleoproteins (snoRNPs).
- RNA modification;
- RNA processing;
- RNA–protein interactions