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. 2006 Jun 16;125(6):1036-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.06.003.

P-bodies React to Stress and Nonsense

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P-bodies React to Stress and Nonsense

Ivone Bruno et al. Cell. .

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P-bodies are specialized cytoplasmic compartments where translational repression and mRNA turnover may occur. Findings in this issue of Cell provide evidence that P-bodies are sites of "mRNA purgatory." Bhattacharyya et al. (2006) reveal that normal mRNA can be released from P-bodies and translated into protein in response to stress. Meanwhile, Sheth and Parker (2006) report that aberrant mRNAs are targeted to P-bodies to undergo rapid decay.

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