The centrality of RNA

Cell. 2009 Feb 20;136(4):577-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.02.007.


New roles for RNAs in biology continue to emerge, and a glance at the history of RNAs may prepare molecular biologists for future discoveries about these powerful molecules. A striking new role for RNAs is their widespread involvement in the regulation of numerous genes, suggesting that there is much yet to discover about these amazing cellular components.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • RNA / chemistry
  • RNA / genetics*
  • RNA / metabolism*


  • RNA