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RNA chaperone assisted intramolecular annealing reaction towards oligouridylated RNA detection in cancer cells

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Abstract

Proximity induced intramolecular nucleotide strand displacement, which can be simply performed in a single tube or in a complex cellular environment, is one of the key mechanisms for the detection of biological targets, especially for significant genetic molecules. The host factor for RNA phage Qb replication (Hfq), with two distinct single stranded RNA binding sites, has excellent properties as an affinity ligand in a proximity induced reaction. In this research, a versatile RNA chaperone-Hfq assisted RNA annealing strategy for the sensitive detection of the intermediate product, oligouridylated RNA, in a genetic regulation process was developed. Benefiting from the high binding affinity of Hfq for the probe and the target, the sensitive determination of oligouridylated RNA in cell lysis and human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells was successfully achieved. This study has also revealed that the Hfq assisted RNA annealing strategy can be further extended and applied in specific microRNA analysis, and RNA related tumorigenicity and disease diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: RNA chaperone assisted intramolecular annealing reaction towards oligouridylated RNA detection in cancer cells

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The article was received on 28 Aug 2018, accepted on 19 Oct 2018 and first published on 22 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01662C
Citation: Analyst, 2018, Advance Article
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    RNA chaperone assisted intramolecular annealing reaction towards oligouridylated RNA detection in cancer cells

    K. Zhang, X. Yang, T. Zhang, X. Li, H. Chen and J. Xu, Analyst, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01662C

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