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- Balaratnam, Sumirtha, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Biochimie 2019 v.157 pp. 72-80
- bioinformatics; gene expression; gene silencing; humans; non-coding RNA; nucleotides; reporter genes
- ... The piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, mostly 24–32 nucleotides in length. The piRNAs are not known to have any conserved secondary structure or sequence motifs. Using bioinformatics analysis, we discovered the presence of putative G-quadruplex (GQ) forming sequences in human piRNAs. We studied human piR-48164/piR-GQ containing a potential GQ forming sequence and using bioch ...