PerspectiveMolecular Biology

A Place to Die, a Place to Sleep

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Science  02 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5620, pp. 753-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084512

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It seems that mRNAs are peripatetic molecules that roam from place to place in the cell. In a Perspective, Wickens and Goldstrohm provide us with coordinates of this remarkable journey and unveil a new particle where mRNAs die or escape the sound and the fury of the cytoplasm (Sheth and Parker).