Shiori Koseki

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Hammerhead ribozymes were expressed under the control of similar tRNA promoters, localizing transcripts either in the cytoplasm or the nucleus. The tRNA(Val)-driven ribozyme (tRNA-Rz; tRNA with extra sequences at the 3' end) that has been used in our ribozyme studies was exported efficiently into the cytoplasm and ribozyme activity was detected only in the(More)
In order to determine the parameters that govern the activity of a ribozyme in vivo, we made a systematic analysis of chimeric tRNAVal ribozymes by measuring their cleavage activities in vitro as well as the steady-state levels of transcripts, the half-lives of transcribed tRNAVal ribozymes, and their activities in both HeLa and H9 cells. These analyses(More)
A minizyme is a hammerhead ribozyme with a short oligonucleotide linker instead of stem/loop II. Minizymes with low activity as monomers form active dimeric structures with a common stem. We explored the use of dimeric minizymes as gene-inactivating agents by placing minizymes under the control of a tRNA(Val) promoter. The tRNA(Val) portion of the(More)
Nucleic acid-based drugs, including antisense RNA and DNA, ribozymes and decoys appear to have potential for the suppression of the expression of specific genes. To allow the examination of the potential of such agents in vivo as anti-HIV drugs in standard laboratories, where facilities for handling live virions are not available, we constructed a simple(More)
Regulation of transcription of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) requires specific interaction of Tat protein with the trans-activation response region (TAR). Inhibition of replication of HIV-1 has previously been achieved with a TAR decoy, namely a short RNA oligonucleotide that corresponded to the sequence of the authentic TAR RNA. Since TAR RNA(More)
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