Disorders of Mitochondrial RNA Modification

  title={Disorders of Mitochondrial RNA Modification},
  author={William J. Craigen},
Naturally occurring RNA molecules contain a variety of chemically modified nucleosides derived from the four standard nucleosides: cytidine, adenosine, uridine, and guanosine. These modified nucleosides contribute to many cellular processes, including RNA processing, the stability of RNA structures, and the fidelity and efficiency of protein expression. Alterations in RNA modification underlay the translational defects in the mitochondrial disorders MELAS syndrome and MERRF syndrome. Till date… CONTINUE READING