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Circular RNA regulates neuronal differentiation by scaffolding an inhibitory transcription complex

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In a screening for a functional impact to the neuronal differentiation process, researchers identified a specific circular RNA, circZNF827, which surprisingly ‘taps the brake’ on neurogenesis. The results provide an interesting example of co-evolution of a circRNA, and its host-encoded protein product, that regulate each other’s function, to directly impact the fundamental process of neurogenesis.

Source: ScienceDaily.com