Thesis / Dissertation

Investigating the Epitranscriptome of Plasmodium falciparum

Amy Jodine Distiller, Stuart Ralph (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Recent years have seen an increasing identification and awareness of post-transcriptional modifications of RNA. Nucleotide modifications have long been known to be important in diverse non-coding RNAs, but post-transcriptional modifications of mRNA are now also recognised as playing an important role in regulation of gene expression. One of the most abundant mRNA modifications is N6-methyladenosine (m6 A), the presence of which guides mRNA metabolism including maturation, nuclear export, translation and decay. In model eukaryotes, m6A is produced by the action of METTL-family methyltransferases and recognised by a family of YTH proteins. These enzymes play a key role in cellular differentiat..

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