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Papers of Note: Feb 3, 2011

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RNAi- and microRNA-Related Papers Published January 2011

Silencing microRNA by Interfering Nanoparticles in Mice

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan. 6, 2011; epub ahead of print
Rana et al.


Masking the 5' Terminal Nucleotides of the Hepatitis C Virus Genome by an Unconventional microRNA-Target RNA Complex

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 10, 2011; epub ahead of print
Sagan et al.


Ebolavirus Proteins Suppress siRNA Effects by Direct Interaction with the Mammalian RNAi Pathway

Journal of Virology, Jan. 12, 2011; epub ahead of print
Sullivan et al.


Multiple shRNA Combinations for Near-Complete Coverage of All HIV-1 Strains

AIDS Research and Therapy, Jan. 13, 2011; epub ahead of print
Applegate et al.


Self-Assembling RNA Nanorings Based on RNA I/II Inverse Kissing Complexes

Nano Letters, Jan. 13, 2011; epub ahead of print
Jaeger et al.


Bioreducible Poly Beta-Amine Esters/shRNA Complex Nanoparticles for Efficient RNA Delivery

Journal of Controlled Release, Jan. 16, 2011; epub ahead of print
Li et al.


The microRNA miR-34a Inhibits Prostate Cancer Stem Cells and Metastasis by Directly Repressing CD44

Nature Medicine, Jan. 16, 2011; epub ahead of print
Tang et al.


Design of a Peptide-Based Vector, PepFect6, for Efficient Delivery of siRNA in Cell Culture and Systemically In Vivo

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan. 17, 2011; epub ahead of print
Langel et al.


Identification of a Novel Epigenetic Regulatory Region within the Pluripotency-Associated microRNA Cluster, EEmiRC

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan. 18, 2010; epub ahead of print
Sirbu et al.


Species-Specific microRNA Roles Elucidated Following Astrocyte Activation

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan. 18, 2011; epub ahead of print
Shomron et al.


mut-16 and Other Mutator Class Genes Modulate 22G and 26G siRNA Pathways in Caenorhabditis elegans

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 18, 2011; epub ahead of print
Ruvkun et al.


Reconstitution of Human RNA Interference in Budding Yeast

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan 19, 2011; epub ahead of print
Roth et al.


Effect of Small Interfering RNA 3'-End Overhangs on Chemosensitivity to Thymidylate Synthase Inhibitors

Silence, Jan. 19, 2011; epub ahead of print
Schmitz & Chu


False Negative Rates in Drosophila Cell-Based RNAi Screens: a Case Study

BMC Genomics, Jan. 20, 2011; epub ahead of print
Perrimon et al.


Rapid, Cell-Based Toxicity Screen of Potentially Therapeutic Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing Agents

Experimental Eye Research, Jan. 21, 2011; epub ahead of print
Kolniak & Sullivan


Genome-Wide Identification of Ago2-Binding Sites from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells with and without Mature microRNAs

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Jan. 23, 2011; epub ahead of print
Sharp et al.


Improved Efficacy for Ezetimibe and Rosuvastatin by Attenuating the Induction of PCSK9

Journal of Lipid Research, Jan. 24, 2011; epub ahead of print
Kuklin et al.


PDGF-Induced microRNA Alterations in Cancer Cells

Nucleic Acids Research, Jan. 25, 2011; epub ahead of print
Matei et al.


Circulating microRNAs as Biomarkers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Jan. 26, 2011; epub ahead of print
Albitar et al.


Modeling RNA Interference in Mammalian Cells

BMC Systems Biology, Jan. 27, 2011; epub ahead of print
di Bernardo et al.


Accurate Classification of Metastatic Brain Tumors Using a Novel microRNA-Based Test

Oncologist, Jan. 27, 2011; epub ahead of print
Chajut et al.

The Scan

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