S. B. A. Schmidt

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NA replication occurs in tight association with the nuclear matrix, where binding of the replication origin to the nuclear matrix must precede the onset of S phase. We have shown previously that the origin of replication of the simian virus 40 (SV40) genome linked to a human scaffold/matrix-attached region (S/MAR) allows sustained episomal replication(More)
For the experimental analysis of miRNAs and other small RNAs in the 20-25 nucleotide (nt) size range, the first and most important step is the isolation of high-quality total RNA. Because RNA degradation products can mask or dilute the presence of true miRNAs, it is important when choosing a method that it efficiently extracts RNA from tissues in a manner(More)
The wild grass Brachypodium distachyon has emerged as a model system for temperate grasses and biofuel plants. However, the global analysis of miRNAs, molecules known to be key for eukaryotic gene regulation, has been limited in B. distachyon to studies examining a few samples or that rely on computational predictions. Similarly an in-depth global analysis(More)
In metazoans, cleavage by the endoribonuclease SMG6 is often the first degradative event in non-sense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). However, the exact sites of SMG6 cleavage have yet to be determined for any endogenous targets, and most evidence as to the identity of SMG6 substrates is indirect. Here, we use Parallel Analysis of RNA Ends to specifically(More)
Horseshoe crabs are xiphosuran chelicerates, the sister group to arachnids. As such, they are important for understanding the most recent common ancestor of Euchelicerata and the evolution and diversification of Arthropoda. Limulus polyphemus is the most investigated of the four extant species of horseshoe crabs, and the structure and function of its visual(More)
Malignant transformation of tissue stem cells (SC) may be the root of most cancer. Accordingly, we identified miRNA expression patterns in the normal human colonic SC niche to understand how cancer stem cells (CSC) may arise. In profiling miRNA expression in SC-enriched crypt subsections isolated from fresh, normal surgical specimens, we identified 16(More)
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