Publication I May 29, 2019

​A Step-by-Step Guide to Study Protein–RNA Interactions

Protein–RNA complex formation is at the center of RNA metabolism and leads to the modulation of protein and RNA functions. We propose here a step-by-step guide to investigate these interactions including the identification of the protein and RNA parts involved in complex formation, the determination of the affinity of the complex and the characterization of the protein–RNA interface at amino acid and nucleotide level. Moreover, we briefly review the methods that are the most often used to obtain this information using primarily examples from our lab and finally mention what we perceive as the next challenges in the field.