TitleSecond messenger - Sensing riboswitches in bacteria.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRamesh A
JournalSemin Cell Dev Biol
Date Published2015 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 JournalSemin. Cell Dev. Biol.
PubMed ID26493703
Grant List / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom