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RNA interference

[¦är¦en¦ā ‚in·tər′fir·əns]
(cell and molecular biology)
The process by which foreign, double-stranded RNA is recognized and degraded by specialized protein complexes within many eukaryotic cells; believed to be an evolutionarily conserved defense mechanism against RNA viruses and transposable elements. Abbreviated RNAi.
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But now researchers have now turned their attention to the livestock sector, where RNA interference can protect against disease and give animals more economically attractive qualities.
Most of the time, short interfering RNA (siRNA) - the type used for RNA interference - is quickly broken down inside the body by enzymes that defend against infection by RNA viruses.
RNA interference (RNAi) is a conserved group of regulatory mechanisms in which small regulatory RNA molecules serve as guides for protein complexes to suppress expression of targeted nucleic acids.
The agreement enables SuperArray to offer RNAi-based gene silencing products for gene function studies including gene-specific small interfering RNA and DNA-based RNA interference expressing short hairpin RNA.
Discovered in humans just over a decade ago, RNA interference enables cells to inactivate RNA, the sister molecule of DNA that carries genetic messages throughout cells.
RNA interference is already being widely used in basic science as a method to study the function of genes and it may lead to novel therapies in the future.
Cenix BioScience GmbH, Dresden, Germany, a leading specialist in advanced RNA interference (RNAi)-based research services, has announced the publication of its genome-wide RNAi screen for cell division genes in C.
All future models of the RNA interference pathway must incorporate a step at which they are vulnerable to siRNA sequestration by p19," he says.
Scientists at the University of York used an experimental approach called RNA interference to silence genes in the virus that triggers the disease.
LONDON -- By 2017, the world RNA Interference market will be worth $4 billion, according to a new report available from companiesandmarkets.
RNA interference and viruses; current innovations and future trends.
The researchers showed that RNA interference - the mosquito immune response -is initiated immediately after they ingest blood containing dengue virus, but the virus multiplies in the mosquitoes nevertheless.