Potential Small Guide RNAs for tRNase ZL from Human Plasma, Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells, and Cultured Cell Lines

Sho Ninomiya , Mitsuoki Kawano, Takashi Abe , Tatsuya Ishikawa , Masayuki Takahashi , Masato Tamura , Yoshiaki Takahashi , Masayuki Nashimoto

PLoS ONE Published March 2, 2015

Several pieces of evidence suggest that small RNA degradation products together with tRNase ZL appear to form another layer of the whole gene regulatory network. The degraded RNA such as a 5′-half-tRNA and an rRNA fragment function as small guide RNA (sgRNA) to guide the enzyme to target RNA.

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