The metabolic role of RNases

Murray P. Deutscher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

48 Scopus citations


Cells contain an unexpectedly large number of distinct ribonucleases (RNases). Through a combination of various strategies these enzymes carry out the many specific reactions of RNA metabolism, but avoid the wholesale degradation of cellular RNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


Dive into the research topics of 'The metabolic role of RNases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this