Schizosaccharomyces pombe Rqh1 is a member of the RecQ DNA helicase family. Members of this protein family are mutated in cancer predisposition diseases, causing Bloom's, Werner, and Rothmund-Thomson syndromes. Rqh1 forms a complex with topoisomerase III and is proposed to process or disrupt aberrant recombination structures that arise during S phase to… (More)
In a recent issue of Cell, Pisareva et al. (2008) reveal that DHX29, a previously uncharacterized mammalian DExH-box protein, facilitates translation initiation on mRNAs with structured 5' untranslated regions.