Special Issue "Functions and Dynamics of RNA Modifications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: RNA; LC-MS; stable isotope labeling; molecular biology; chemical derivatization; electrophoresis; RNA isolation; RNA purification
Interests: RNA structure; RNA maturation; Epitranscriptomics; Structural Biology; Chemistry Biology interface; RNA Biochemistry
Interests: RNA; protein-RNA complexes; RNA modifications; RNA-binding domains; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Molecular Biology; Structural Biology
To fulfil their functions in translation and cell homeostasis, RNA molecules are heavily modified. Chemical variations such as methylations, thiolations or acylations or even rearrangements of the canonical building block form a second layer of information on top of the sequence code. Analogous to the term epigenetics, which describes the modulation of this second layer in DNA, the term epitranscriptomics was established for RNA. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the epitranscriptome and its dynamic character. We welcome submissions of original articles as well as reviews covering all aspects of RNA modification, including the installation of RNA modifications, the active removal of RNA modifications by, e.g., demethylases or RNA degradation, and the impact of these dynamic changes on RNA functions.
Dr. Stefanie Kellner
Dr. Carine Tisne
Dr. Pierre Barraud
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- RNA degradation