Deutsch Intern
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy


The schematically shown ribozyme (green) binds to the target RNA (blue) by base pairing and installs the methyl group (red flag) at a defined site of a selected adenine. The reaction product m1A is shown in the red circle. (Image: Claudia Höbartner / Universität Würzburg)

On the track of evolution: a catalytically active RNA molecule that specifically attaches methyl groups to other RNAs – a research group from the University of Würzburg reports on this new discovery in "Nature".


Chemists and virologists from the University of Würzburg are currently testing substances on a large scale to fight the new coronavirus. Some of them have been proven surprisingly effective.


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