Aptamers are RNA molecules that bind small molecules. They were originally isolated from random libraries and then found in bacteria. In this issue of Chemistry & Biology, Vu et al. demonstrate that a motif for an adenosine aptamer occurs in human and bacterial genomes and binds AMP and ATP in vitro.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Drug Discovery
- Clinical Biochemistry