The Biology of mRNA: Structure and Function

  • Marlene Oeffinger
  • Daniel Zenklusen

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfgang Wende, Peter Friedhoff, Katja Sträßer
    Pages 1-31
  3. Daniel D. Scott, L. Carolina Aguilar, Mathew Kramar, Marlene Oeffinger
    Pages 33-81
  4. Marius Wegener, Michaela Müller-McNicoll
    Pages 83-112
  5. Manfred Schmid, Torben Heick Jensen
    Pages 113-132
  6. Traude H. Beilharz, Michael M. See, Peter R. Boag
    Pages 133-148
  7. Louis Philip Benoit Bouvrette, Mathieu Blanchette, Eric Lécuyer
    Pages 165-194
  8. Hadjara Sidibé, Christine Vande Velde
    Pages 195-245
  9. Srivathsan Adivarahan, Daniel Zenklusen
    Pages 247-284

About this book


The book provides an overview on the different aspects of gene regulation from an mRNA centric viewpoint, including how mRNA is assembled and self-assembles in a complex consisting of RNA and proteins, and how its ability to be translated at the right time and space depends on many processes acting on the mRNAs, leading to a properly folded complex. 
This book shows how new technologies have led to a better understanding of these processes and their connected diseases.
The book is written for scientists in fundamental and applied biomedical research working on different aspects of gene regulation. It is also targeted to an audience that is not implicated in these fields directly, but wants to gain a better understanding of mRNA biology.


mRNA R-loops RNA granules RNA binding proteins RNPs RNA structure structural biology transcription mRNA translation gene regulation mRNA editing messenger RNA genetic information mRNA imaging messenger ribonucleoprotein particle

Editors and affiliations

  • Marlene Oeffinger
    • 1
  • Daniel Zenklusen
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems biology (IRCM), Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (UdeM), Experimental Medicine (McGill)Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Université de Montréal, McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular MedicineUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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