Rodrigo Alberto Correa
Adenosine Deaminases acting on dsRNA (ADARs) are responsible for A to I RNA editing in higher metazoans. This process is particularly robust in the brain of the most evolved class of mollusks: the cephalopods. Interestingly, we have identified of a number of editing sites in the squid editing enzyme (sqADAR2a). I am particularly interested in the functional effects of editing on the sqADAR2a and how these events can contribute to the the squid nervous system regulation.