The University of Chicago Header Logo

RNA, Catalytic

"RNA, Catalytic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

expand / collapse MeSH information
RNA that has catalytic activity. The catalytic RNA sequence folds to form a complex surface that can function as an enzyme in reactions with itself and other molecules. It may function even in the absence of protein. There are numerous examples of RNA species that are acted upon by catalytic RNA, however the scope of this enzyme class is not limited to a particular type of substrate.

expand / collapse publications
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "RNA, Catalytic" by people in this website by year, and whether "RNA, Catalytic" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 95 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 1999
To see the data from this visualization as text, click here.