genetics

The Scientist Speaks - What Comes Up Must Go Down: Maintaining Hormone Balance Through RNA Decay

Neelanjan Mukherjee discusses how RNA decay is essential for regulating a blood pressure-controlling hormone.

To regulate protein production, cells use sophisticated strategies to keep RNA levels in check. This balance is especially important for hormone production, particularly aldosterone—the master regulator of blood pressure. When this balance is disrupted, the risk for disorders including hypertension and cardiovascular disease increases. In this episode, Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Neelanjan Mukherjee, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to learn more.

The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. 

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Neelanjan Mukherjee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus