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RNA:

see nucleic acidnucleic acid,
any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis.
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RNA

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RNA

Biochem ribonucleic acid; any of a group of nucleic acids, present in all living cells, that play an essential role in the synthesis of proteins. On hydrolysis they yield the pentose sugar ribose, the purine bases adenine and guanine, the pyrimidine bases cytosine and uracil, and phosphoric acid
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However, in contrast to siRNAs, which consist of two separate, but complementary RNA strands that interact with each other, shRNAs consist of a single RNA strand whose sequence is such that the two ends are complementary and therefore can interact with each other, thus forming a hairpin structure with a double-stranded stem and a single-stranded loop.
The cDNA obtained with the modified protocol from 1, 10, and 100 ng of human total heart or liver RNA was in vitro-transcribed into complementary RNA (cRNA), which was then labeled with Bio-11-CTP and Bio-16-UTP (Enzo Biochem) by use of MAXIscrip[TM] reagents (Ambion).
By observing in experiments that oligos somehow sneak into cells and suppress their complementary RNA sequences, researchers have opened up a whole range of interesting questions.

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