Second messenger - Sensing riboswitches in bacteria.
|Title||Second messenger - Sensing riboswitches in bacteria.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Semin Cell Dev Biol|
|Date Published||2015 Dec|
Signal sensing in bacteria has traditionally been attributed to protein-based factors. It is however becoming increasingly clear that bacteria also exploit RNAs to serve this role. This review discusses how key developmental processes in bacteria, such as community formation, choice of a sessile versus motile lifestyle, or vegetative growth versus dormant spore formation may be governed by signal sensing RNAs. The signaling molecules that affect these processes, the RNAs that sense these molecules and the underlying molecular basis for specific signal-response are discussed here.
|Alternate Journal||Semin. Cell Dev. Biol.|
|Grant List||/ / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom|