Protein: Dead Box Protein 5
Artist: Callia Palioca
Like a hand carefully untangling precious jewelry, the Dead Box Protein 5 unravels RNA strands. Found in many organisms and performing many functions, it primarily serves as an RNA helicase that enables the newly formed RNA strand after transcription to be functional. Here, as the protein opens and closes it moves the RNA through coming out as a beautiful and ordered molecule. Although old and weary, this protein is certainly not just a “dead” box.
I’m relatively sure of the accuracy of this label. If there are any edits for clarity or science or overuse of “RNA”, just let me know!