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Papers of Note: Dec 10, 2009


RNAi-Related Papers Published November 2009

A Family of microRNAs Encoded by Myosin Genes Governs Myosin Expression and Muscle Performance

Developmental Cell, Nov. 2009; 17: 5, 662-673
Olson et al.

Identification of microRNA Activity by Targets' Reverse Expression

Bioinformatics, Nov. 6, 2009; epub ahead of print
Croce et al.

Rice microRNA Effector Complexes and Targets

Plant Cell, Nov. 10, 2009; epub ahead of print
Qi et al.

Concordant Regulation of Translation and mRNA Abundance for Hundreds of Targets of a Human microRNA

PLoS Biology, Nov. 10, 2009; epub ahead of print
Brown et al.

GenomeRNAi: a Database for Cell-Based RNAi Phenotypes

Nucleic Acids Research, Nov. 12, 2009; epub ahead of print
Boutros et al.

Hierarchical Rules for Argonaute Loading in Drosophila

Molecular Cell, Nov. 13, 2009; 36: 3, 445-456
Hannon et al.

Distinct Mechanisms for microRNA Strand Selection by Drosophila Argonautes

Molecular Cell, Nov. 13, 2009; 36: 3, 431-444
Lai et al.

Transgenic microRNA Inhibition with Spatiotemporal Specificity in Intact Organisms

Nature Methods, Nov. 15, 2009; epub ahead of print
Fulga et al.

Interaction of RNA Polymerase II and the Small RNA Machinery Affects Heterochromatic Silencing in Drosophila

Epigenetics & Chromatin, Nov. 16, 2009; 2: 1, 15
Kavi & Birchler

Analysis of Acyclic Nucleoside Modifications in siRNAs Finds Sensitivity at Position 1 that is Restored by 5'-Terminal Phosphorylation Both In Vitro and In Vivo

Nucleic Acids Research, Nov. 16, 2009; epub ahead of print
Flanagan et al.

Sorting of Drosophila Small Silencing RNAs Partitions microRNA* Strands into the RNA Interference Pathway

RNA, Nov. 16, 2009; epub ahead of print
Zamore et al.

mimiRNA: a microRNA-Expression Profiler and Classification Resource Designed to Identify Functional Correlations Between microRNAs and Their Targets

Bioinformatics, Nov. 17, 2009; epub ahead of print
Rasko et al.

MIRAGAA — A Methodology for Finding Coordinated Effects of microRNA-Expression Changes and Genome Aberrations in Cancer

Bioinformatics, Nov. 23, 2009; epub ahead of print
Haviv et al.

A Personalized microRNA Microarray-Normalization Method Using a Logistic Regression Model

Bioinformatics, Nov.23, 2009; epub ahead of print
Xi et al.

Distinct Passenger Strand and mRNA Cleavage Activities of Human Argonaute Proteins

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Nov. 29, 2009; epub ahead of print
Novina et al.

siDirect 2.0: Updated Software for Designing Functional siRNA with Reduced Seed-Dependent Off-Target Effect

BMC Bioinformatics, Nov. 30, 2009; epub ahead of print
Ui-Tei et al.

The Endogenous siRNA Pathway is Involved in Heterochromatin Formation in Drosophila

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nov. 30, 2009; epub ahead of print
Antoniewski et al.

Consensus miRNA Expression Profiles Derived from Interplatform Normalization of Microarray Data

RNA, Nov. 30, 2009; epub ahead of print
Pillai et al.

Mature and Functional Viral miRNAs Transcribed from Novel RNA Polymerase III Promoters

RNA, Nov. 30, 2009; epub ahead of print
van Dyk et al.

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Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

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