An Arabidopsis RNase III-like protein, AtRTL2, cleaves double-stranded RNA in vitro

@article{Kiyota2010AnAR,
  title={An Arabidopsis RNase III-like protein, AtRTL2, cleaves double-stranded RNA in vitro},
  author={Eri Kiyota and Ryo Okada and Naoko Iwahashi Kondo and Akihiro Hiraguri and Hiromitsu Moriyama and Toshiyuki Fukuhara},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={124},
  pages={405-414}
}
Class 1 ribonuclease III (RNase III), found in bacteria and yeast, is involved in processing functional RNA molecules such as ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs). However, in Arabidopsis thaliana, the lack of an obvious phenotype or quantitative change in mature rRNAs in class 1 RNase III (AtRTL2) mutants and overexpressing plants suggests that AtRTL2 is not involved in rRNA maturation. We characterized the in vitro activity of AtRTL2 to consider its in vivo function. AtRTL2 cleaved double-stranded RNA… CONTINUE READING