Molecular Biology of RNA by David ElliottMolecular Biology of RNA by David Elliott

Molecular Biology of RNA

byDavid Elliott, Michael Ladomery

Paperback | December 12, 2015

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RNA plays a central, and until recently, somewhat underestimated role in the genetics underlying all forms of life on earth. This versatile molecule not only plays a crucial part in the synthesis of proteins from a DNA template, but is also intrinsically involved in the regulation of geneexpression, and can even act as a catalyst in the form of a ribozyme. This latter property has led to the hypothesis that RNA - rather than DNA - could have played an essential part in the origin of life itself.This landmark text provides a systematic overview of the exciting and rapidly moving field of RNA biology. Key pioneering experiments, which provided the underlying evidence for what we now know, are described throughout, while the relevance of the subject to human disease is highlighted viafrequent boxes.For the second edition of Molecular Biology of RNA, more introductory material has been incorporated at the beginning of the text, to aid students studying the subject for the first time. Throughout the text, new material has been included - particularly in relation to RNA binding domains,non-coding RNAs, and the connection between RNA biology and epigenetics. Finally, a new closing chapter discusses how exciting new technologies are being used to explore current topical areas of research.
David Elliot is Professor of Genetics at Newcastle University. Michael Ladomery is Reader in Biomedical Science at the University of the West of England.
Title:Molecular Biology of RNAFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.03 inPublished:December 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199671397

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Molecular Biology of RNA2. RNA can form versatile structures3. Catalytic RNAs4. The RNA-binding proteins5. Pre-mRNA splicing by the spliceosome6. Regulated alternative splicing7. Pre-mRNA splicing defects in development and disease8. Co-transcriptional pre-mRNA processing9. Nucleocytoplasmic traffic of messenger RNA10. Messenger RNA localization11. Translation of messenger RNA12. Stability and degradation of mRNA13. RNA editing14. The biogenesis and nucleocytoplasmic traffic of non-coding RNAs15. The 'macro' RNAs: long non-coding RNAs and epigenetics16. The short non-coding RNAs and gene silencing17. RNA biology: future perspectives

Editorial Reviews

"This comprehensive textbook is pitched at just the right level and explains the concepts in sufficient detail to make them come to life." --Ilan Davis in Development, 2011