RNA-mediated interference

RNA-mediated interference (RNAi)

mechanism for gene-specific silencing and for analysis of gene function in a sequence-specific manner. It occurs in a variety of organisms, possibly serving to protect them from viruses (see VIRUS and suppress TRANSPOSON activity An intermediate in the process is SHORT INTERFERING RNA.
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Effectiveness of specific RNA-mediated interference through ingested double-stranded RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Using double-stranded RNA-mediated interference (RNAi), we suppressed the expression of centrosomin (Cnn), a core component of centrosomes.
Cenix uses in genome-based high throughput (HT) applications of RNA-mediated interference (RNAi) for the discovery and validation of new therapeutic drug targets.