Glenna J Smith

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Human Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) RNAs contain a cis -acting sequence, the post-transcriptional regulatory element (HPRE), which facilitates the cytoplasmic localization of intronless transcripts. Our previous studies have shown that the HPRE is composed of at least two independent sub-elements, HPREalpha and HPREbeta, which co-activate a reporter for RNA(More)
Traditionally, microscopic fluctuations of molecules have been probed by measuring responses of an ensemble to perturbations. Now, single-molecule experiments are capable of following fluctuations without introducing perturbations. However, dynamics not readily sampled at equilibrium should be accessible to nonequilibrium single-molecule measurements. In a(More)
Fluorescence blinking in nanocrystal quantum dots is known to exhibit power-law dynamics, and several different mechanisms have been proposed to explain this behavior. We have extended the measurement of quantum-dot blinking by characterizing fluctuations in the fluorescence of single dots over time scales from microseconds to seconds. The power spectral(More)
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