An Orphan Riboswitch Unveils Guanidine Regulation in Bacteria

Wendy W.K. Mok, Mark P. Brynildsen

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In this issue, Nelson and colleagues (2017) determined that guanidine, the prevalent protein denaturant, is the long-lost ligand sensed by the ykkC class of riboswitches, and identified that members of its regulon are involved in guanidine detoxification and export.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-206
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Cell
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 19 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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