Cristiana Priano

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We have generated 14 recombinant RNA templates for Q beta replicase, each having either an exogenous inverted repeat sequence or a sequence with no repeat. These templates were used to initiate in vitro replication by Q beta replicase in amounts that saturated the enzyme. We observed that replication rates for RNAs that putatively contained secondary(More)
We present an updated measurement of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in neutral B decays with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory at SLAC. This result uses an additional sample of Upsilon(4S) decays collected in 2001, bringing the data available to 32 x 10(6) BB macro pairs. We select events in which one neutral B meson is fully(More)
The BABAR detector, situated at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric ee collider, has been recording data at energies on and around the Υ (4S) resonance since May 1999. In this paper, we briefly describe the PEP-II B Factory and the BABAR detector. The performance presently achieved by the experiment in the areas of tracking, vertexing, calorimetry and particle(More)
The branching fractions of the exclusive decays B0-->K(*0)gamma and B+-->K(*+)gamma are measured from a sample of (22.74+/-0.36)x10(6) BB decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric e(+)e(-) collider. We find B (B0-->K(*0)gamma) = [4.23+/-0.40(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5), B(B+-->K(*+)gamma) = [3.83+/-0.62(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5) and(More)
We have localized a functional region of the RNA bacteriophage Q beta replicase following an extensive mutational analysis. Using the method of oligonucleotide linker-insertion mutagenesis, we specifically introduced mutations into a cloned DNA copy of the Q beta replicase gene so that the resulting replicase products would putatively contain small amino(More)
We have analyzed both conformational and functional changes caused by two large cis-acting deletions (delta 159 and delta 549) located within the read-through domain, a 850 nucleotide hairpin, in coliphage Q beta genomic RNA. Studies in vivo show that co-translational regulation of the viral coat and replicase genes has been uncoupled in viral genomes(More)
We present evidence for translational activation of the Qbeta coliphage maturation cistron, mediated by the presence of Qbeta replicase. This activation does not require RNA replication, translation of a second gene, or any direct protein-RNA binding at the maturation gene initiation site. Our data support a model in which the Qbeta maturation gene remains(More)
Our laboratory has established a bacteriophage Q beta cDNA-containing plasmid system in which virtually all coding defects present within the 4217 nucleotide Q beta genome can be complemented in trans. In this system, Q beta minus strand RNAs are constitutively transcribed from plasmid cDNA by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase. Replication of these minus(More)
We have identified, for the first time, regions of cis-acting RNA elements within the bacteriophage Q beta replicase cistron by analyzing the infectivities of 76 replicase gene mutant phages in the presence of a helper replicase. Two separate classes of mutant Q beta phage genomes (35 different insertion mutants, each containing an insertion of 3 to 15(More)