A. G. Balakin

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We have discovered that all known yeast and vertebrate small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs), except for the MRP/7-2 RNA, fall into two major classes. One class is defined by conserved boxes C and D and the other by a novel element: a consensus ACA triplet positioned 3 nt before the 3' end of the RNA. A role for the ACA box is snoRNA stability has been established(More)
Genes for three novel snRNAs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been isolated, sequenced and tested for essentiality. The RNAs encoded by these genes are designated snR34, snR35 and snR36 respectively and contain 203, 204 and 182 nucleotides. Each RNA is derived from a single copy gene and all three RNAs are believed to be nucleolar, i.e. snoRNAs, based on(More)
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