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comment What implications has the missing 2'-OH on the capability of DNA to form 3D structures?
This answer is incorrect for a variety of reasons. For one, it makes the assessment that RNA is more flexible. It isn't; DNA is. The role described in the Aleadam paper thus is minimal. The comments about degradation has little to do with the ability to adopt 3D structures. It is more of a reflection of the presence of specific defensive mechanisms via DNases and RNases.
Jan
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Jan
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comment How straightforward is in vitro compartmentalization?
Thanks! Since it has been awhile since I've asked this question, I now get the impression that certain reactions like transcription and smPCR work well. When concentrations and size become more important or translation is important things go south.
Dec
13
comment Is there a PSI-BLAST for nucleotide sequences?
why not blastn?
Dec
11
comment Finding RNA Loops
As an improvement to what @WYSIWYG mentioned, PARS is fairly low resolution since it is still enzyme based. The newer in vivo SHAPE or DMS-seq methods are much better and more informative.
Dec
10
answered Finding RNA Loops
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Sep
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comment Does RNA polymerase move around DNA or does DNA rotate benath the polymerase?
I think he is asking a different question. At some point the RNA should be wound around the DNA if the RNAP is spinning around the DNA.
Sep
6
comment Is there any database with RNA classification?
Probably scor.berkeley.edu
Sep
6
comment Why Only DNA can Contain Hereditary Material?
@shigeta, certainly there are RNA viruses that are excellent examples of RNA functioning as hereditary materials.
Sep
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Jul
15
comment How to obtain bacteria samples?
@Jonsca, shall we start the reopenning process?
Jul
12
comment How to obtain bacteria samples?
@Jonsca, I'm actually ok with this type of question. The alternative way to ask how to achieve such things but not exactly from whom, which is a reuseuable question. (ie how to appropriate go about contacting certain people)
Jul
12
answered Why does the body not recycle red blood cells?
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