Probing the RNA-Binding Proteome from Yeast to Man: Major Advances and Challenges


RNA-binding proteins are important for core cellular processes such as mRNA transcription, splicing, transport, translation, and degradation. Recently, hundreds of novel RNA-binders have been identified in vivo in various organisms and cell types. We discuss the RNA interactome capture technique which enabled this boost in identifying new RNA-binding proteins in eukaryotes. A focus of this chapter, however, is the presentation of different challenges and problems that need to be addressed to be able to understand the conserved mRNA-bound proteomes from yeast to man.

Methods in Molecular Biology
Benedikt Beckmann
Group leader infection biology and RNA biochemistry

I investigate how RNA-protein complexes contribute to bacterial infection.