Viral RNAs: lessons from the enemy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Viruses are adept at evolving or co-opting genomic elements that allow them to maximize their replication potential in the infected host. This evolutionary plasticity makes viruses an invaluable system to identify new mechanisms used not only by viruses but also by vertebrate cells to modulate gene expression. Here, I discuss the identification and characterization of viral mRNA structures and noncoding RNAs that have led to important insights into the molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic cells.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cullen, BR

Published Date

  • February 20, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 592 - 597

PubMed ID

  • 19239880

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7127818

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cell.2009.01.048


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States