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Stephen Cusack

EMBL, Grenoble | France

EMBO 1998

Structural biology of cellular and viral protein-RNA complexes

My group uses X-ray crystallography as a central technique to study the structure-function relationships of complexes involving RNA of various kinds in eukaryotic cells. This includes the transcription/replication machinery of segmented negative strand RNA viruses (e.g. influenza), complexes involved in sorting of Pol II transcripts into their appropriate processing pathways and innate immune system pattern recognition receptors, notably the response to viral RNA via Rig-I like helicases.

Keywords: Protein-RNA recognition / aminoacyl tRNA synthetases / RNA metabolism / virus structure / influenza virus polymerase / innate immunity / Rig-I like helicases / X-ray crystallography

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | RNA | Structural Biology & Biophysics