The Journal of the Polish Biochemical Society
and of the Committee of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Vol. 61 No. 2/2014

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 1, 2013
Polish Biochemical Society Meeting

Selected Review from the Current Issue:

Ex-translational function of tRNAs and their fragments in cancer

Anna M. Mleczko, Piotr Celichowski and Kamilla Bąkowska-Żywicka

 Transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules are most commonly known as the molecular amino acids carriers and also because of the role they play in a protein biosynthesis process. However, tRNA biology has revealed stupendous levels of many unexpected discoveries that put a new light on tRNA function in different processes besides translation, like apoptosis or cancer development. In recent years various species of RNAs have been found differentially expressed in different types of cancer. In this review we focus our attention on tRNAs as well as on tRNA-derived small RNAs ex-translational functions in human cells in oncogenesis and oncobiology.

Acta Biochimica Polonica, 61(2), 211-216, Review

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