This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS Early Edition, an international research team reports the interactions between the Jumonji C domain-containing hydroxylase JMJD6 and single-stranded RNA. Based on its molecular morphology, the investigators found that JMJD6 binds to single-stranded RNA, but not single-stranded DNA, double-stranded RNA, or double-stranded DNA, suggesting that the molecule is more likely to bind and modify single-strand RNA "rather than the previously reported peptide substrates."

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