MLE-Molecular-Monkey (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption The protein MLE grabs the RNA strand like a monkey grabs a liana. One site serves as a simple anchor (feet), while the other is able to mold the strand. This consumes energy (banana). The molded RNA allows other proteins to bind and thus to activate the X chromosome in male flies. Credit MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Ibrahim Ilik, Tugce Aktas Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.