Linking Protein and RNA Function within the Same Gene

Cell. 2017 Feb 23;168(5):753-755. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.02.014.


Exposure to ultraviolet light leads to a cell-wide DNA damage response that includes a global reduction in transcription. Williamson et al., identify a protein involved in this process as well as a noncoding RNA produced by alternative processing of RNA transcribed from the same gene that promotes recovery from the repressed state.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • DNA Damage
  • RNA*
  • RNA, Untranslated / genetics
  • Transcription, Genetic*
  • Ultraviolet Rays


  • RNA, Untranslated
  • RNA