Tools for RNA structure/function research
RNA structure is thought to play a central role in many cellular processes, including transcription initiation, elongation and termination, mRNA splicing, and retroviral infection of eukaryotic cells. Elucidating the mechanistic aspects of these intricate processes will require detailed understanding of the underlying RNA structure. RNA molecules usually possess a variety of single-stranded and double-stranded regions that give rise to complex three-dimensional structures. These structures are involved in the molecule's interactions with other nucleic acids, proteins, and small molecules. We have developed an extensive portfolio of products for the synthesis and modification of RNA in order to further understand the role of RNA structure.