RNA repair: damage control

Curr Biol. 2003 Jun 17;13(12):R482-4. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00408-1.


RNA in a cell is subject to many of the same insults as DNA. RNA damage can induce apoptosis and may be exploited for anti-cancer chemotherapy. It is a surprise, however, to learn that cells may repair RNA damage, suggesting a far greater significance of RNA in genotoxic stress.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alkylation
  • Animals
  • Apoptosis / physiology
  • DNA Damage / physiology
  • DNA Repair / physiology
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Humans
  • RNA / physiology*
  • RNA Stability / physiology*


  • RNA