"Snurps".Sci Am. 1988 Jun; 258(6):56-60, 63.SA
The whimsical acronym refers to "small nuclear ribonucleoproteins," which play a key role in the process whereby genetic information directs the activities of a living cell. SnRNP's help to delete the meaningless stretches called introns from messenger RNA. The author was one of the first investigators to reveal their function.