|Register||Search||Today's Posts||Mark Forums Read|
|Microbiology Forum Discuss Microbiology Science and Protocols here. Post questions on the study of viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria here. Microbiology Forum.|
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
dsRNA viruses and RNAi
as we know that DICER enzyme act on dsRNA and make it siRNA by breaking it, i want to know why Dicer did not cut the dsRNA viruses as we know that they are lot of examples of dsRNA viruses and how they replicate inside the host that have dicer in it to cut the dsRNA.
Re: dsRNA viruses and RNAi
One model says that Dicer and the RNAi machinery may have evolved in order to combat dsRNA viruses, so the viruses, in turn, have been evolving to foil Dicer. See, for example, [Only registered users see links. ] in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, and the [Only registered users see links. ]. Google brought up a bunch more.
|dsrna , rnai , viruses|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Why does RNAi fail?||starawley||RNAi and SiRNA Forum||0||10-24-2008 04:16 PM|
|RNAi scoops medical Nobel||aftabac||General Science Questions and Layperson Board||2||10-03-2006 11:09 PM|
|Role of RNA Silencing in Plants||Raghavendra||Botany Forum||2||10-17-2003 10:20 AM|