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Synonyms for RNA

(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes

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The production of double-stranded RNA under the process results in vivo stability, thereby causing a considerable increase in potency compared to the intrinsically unstable dsRNA.
Effectiveness of specific RNA-mediated interference through ingested double-stranded RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans.
The small conditional RNAs trick cancer cells into self-destructing by selectively forming long double-stranded RNA polymers that mimic viral RNA.
Ten double-stranded RNA genome segments were separated by electrophoresis, showing a pattern typical of ARV with the S1 segment migrating between S- and M-segment classes (5).
In the late 1980s, geneticist Richard Jorgensen, then working at a California plant biotechnology company, attempted to deepen the hue of purple petunias by introducing more of the gene that gives them their color, in the form of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA).
Objective: "RNA interference (RNAi) is a conserved sequence-specific, gene-silencing mechanism that is induced by double-stranded RNA (dsRNA).
They also knew that RIG-I was usually active in the presence of double-stranded RNA, not the single-stranded RNA found in most animal cells.
Segmented double-stranded RNA viruses; structure and molecular biology.
Working in the mid-1990s with a roundworm, Fire and Mello found that double-stranded RNA with a given sequence shuts down protein production of the gene with a matching sequence.
Binding of the influenza virus NS1 protein to double-stranded RNA inhibits the activation of the protein kinase that phosphorylates the elF-2 translation initiation factor.
In the RNAi pathway, long pieces of double-stranded RNA are cut into smaller pieces by the "dicer" enzyme to form small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) that are about 21 nucleotides long.
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, uses a short, double-stranded RNA to outwit a cell's defensive measures.
Synthetic double-stranded RNA poly(I:C) combined with mucosal vaccine protects against influenza virus infection.