RNA interference

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RNA interference

n. Abbr. RNAi
A process in which double-stranded RNA inhibits the expression of genes by triggering degradation of messenger RNAs with complementary sequences.

RNA interference

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RNAi

The blocking of gene expression by disrupting the translation of messenger RNA into proteins. Synonym: posttranscriptional gene silencing
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By starting and stopping in different places, the transcription machinery can generate a regulatory RNA from a length of DNA that overlaps a protein-coding gene.
Our expertise in small RNA analysis perfectly addresses the exponential gain in attention for research into small regulatory RNA molecules and miRNAs in particular.
As scientists investigate the role of regulatory RNA molecules in the development of disease, they will need to move beyond standard whole tissue expression profiling to a more precise method of identifying the exact cells that are modulated by these molecules.
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a novel class of regulatory RNA molecules with surprisingly widespread effects on gene regulation.
It may also facilitate delivery of regulatory RNA molecules, including antisense RNA molecules for the management of medically important diseases.
Cellumen will be forming discovery partnerships with industry, as well as government and academic centers to more rapidly and deeply understand the functions of genes, proteins and regulatory RNA in living cells.
Isis has demonstrated the utility of the technique by targeting one of the key regulatory RNA regions of HIV.

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