Valerija G. Chmeliauskaite

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Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) sequences were isolated from either total RNA or cytoplasmic poly(A)+RNA of D. melanogaster culture cells using a method described previously /1,2/. Virtually all dsRNA was found to be of high molecular weight (> 200 base pairs) and unable to snap back after RNA melting. Thus, it corresponds to one of dsRNA classes found in mouse(More)
The properties of a new family of mobile dispersed genetic elements, mdg3, are described. Mdg3 is represented by a DNA fragment of about 5.5 kb long which is framed with two repetitive sequences 300–500 base pairs in length. Virtually the whole region of mdg3 including the repetitive sequences is transcribed and, as the result, 26S poly(A)+RNA is formed.(More)
Virtually the whole region of the mobile dispersed genetic element mdg1 including the direct repeats that frame mdg1 /1/ is transcribed. The end of the transcriptional unit is located within the direct repeat. Although the transcription of mdg1 is symmetric, one direction is transcribed preferentially and is a full-length transcript represented by(More)
The whole-length mobile dispersed genetic element mdg1 has been cloned from D. melanogaster genome. It contains DNA fragments described earlier as Dm225 and Dm234, Mdg1 is 7.2 kb long and framed with two direct repeats of 300-400 base pairs each. Mdg1 family is represented by about 25 copies in the genome of flies and by 200 copies in the genome of cultured(More)
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