A Tribute to Robert A. Fox

1929 - 2021

125 Years of Discovery and Counting

Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.

RNA Editing

Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D., discovered a mechanism of RNA regulation through which cells can make discrete changes in the sequence of nucleotides — the “letters” in the RNA code, ultimately affecting the protein product. She characterized a family of enzymes called ADAR (adenosine deaminase acting on RNA) that are responsible for RNA editing.

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