The Spliceosome in the Spotlight (image) Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Share Print E-Mail Caption The researchers have simulated and analysed the movements of a specific and crucial set of protein/RNA complexes, understanding its role and establishing in particular that a protein called Spp42 (Prp8 in human) carries out a crucial role. Its action essentially induces the movement and hence regulate the function of all the other spliceosome components, namely an enormous machinery composed of more than 100 proteins and 5 filaments of RNA». Credit Alessandra Magistrato Usage Restrictions The image ca be used only in connection with the present research Share Print E-Mail 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.