Discovery of iron-sensing bacterial riboswitches

October 5th, 2020 by Siladitya Bandyopadhyay

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-020-00665-7

A family of riboswitches named Sensei that specifically sense iron has been discovered and characterized, which enables the authors to engineer metal ion sensing riboswitches to convert their metal selectivity.