Molecular Cell cover

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On this cover (Mol. Cell vol 67, Issue 3, Aug.07, 2017): An artistic view of a novel role of the paraspeckle, a multi-subunit complex containing the protein HEXIM1 and NEAT1 long non-coding RNA. Morchikh and colleagues (pp. 387–399 - PMID: 28712728) report that paraspeckles are structures that sense foreign DNA in the nucleus and regulate DNA-mediated activation of innate immune response through the cGAS-STING pathway.
Painting by Fabrice Hyber, a French contemporary artist. ©Fabrice Hyber and Organoid-Pasteur, a database of images created by artists to represent scientific research.