editosome

editosome

(ē-dĭt′ŏ-sōm″) [Fr. editer, to edit + Gr. soma, body]
An intracellular protein complex that processes RNA, altering it from its original form into its final, mature form.
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Editing is catalyzed by a macromolecular protein complex, the 20S editosome [19], which interacts with 18 mitochondrial pre-mRNAs as substrates in the processing reaction.
Furthermore, we conclude that the described sensitivity of the trypanosomal in vitro RNA editing system [24] cannot be attributed to the structure of the preedited substrate mRNAs, which suggests that the catalytic machinery that is the editosome might be sensitive to volume exclusion conditions.
Goringer, "'Gestalt', composition and function of the Trypanosoma brucei editosome," Annual Review of Microbiology, vol.