Medical Definition of Rna enzyme

1. Often referred to as RNA with catalytic capacity, an enzyme made of nucleic acid not protein that catalyse chemical reactions, often the breakdown of other RNAs. Of particular interest because of the implications for self replicating systems in the earliest stages of the evolution of (terrestrial) life. Their discovery in the mid-1980s refuted the concept that only proteins could be biological catalysts. There is potential for their use as pharmaceuticals and industrial catalysts. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rna Enzyme

RNA-binding proteins
RNA-dependent ATPase
RNA-directed DNA polymerase
RNA-tyrosine phosphatase
RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase
RNA 3'-terminal phosphate cyclase
RNA N-glycosidase
RNA cap analogs
RNA caps
RNA editing
RNA enzyme
RNA helicase
RNA life
RNA ligase
RNA nucleotidyltransferases
RNA phages
RNA plasmid
RNA polymerase
RNA polymerase I
RNA polymerase II
RNA polymerase III
RNA precursors
RNA primase
RNA primer
RNA probes

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