Sridhar, Jayavel and Sekar, Kanagaraj and Rafi, Ziauddin Ahamed (2009) CsrA interacting small RNAs in Haemophilus spp genomes: a theoretical analysis. In: Archives of Microbiology, 191 (5). pp. 451-459.
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The csrA is a carbon storage regulator gene that encodes a protein with multiple RNA interaction sites. Bacterial non-coding small RNAs like csrB, csrC and their counterparts in diverse bacterial genus are identified to control the regulatory activities of CsrA and its orthologs. An attempt has been made in this study to identify 'novel' non-coding small RNAs that are involved in the regulatory activities of csrA gene. All CsrA-interacting small RNAs are computationally fingerprinted to have multiple occurrence of 7-nucleotide CsrA interacting repeats [CAGGA(U/A/C)G] along with a 18-nucleotide upstream binding site. However, in several of the genomes like Haemophilus spp, the upstream binding site is not identified. The current methodology overcomes this difficulty by identifying small RNA-specific orphan transcriptional units within the intergenic regions of the genome. The results could identify all known CsrA-interacting small RNAs in E. coli, Vibrio cholerae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa genomes and additionally has picked six new possible CsrA-interacting small RNA regions in E. coli. Our computational analysis indicates that known rygD and rprA sRNAs in E. coli could possibly interact with CsrA proteins. The study is extended to three of the Haemophilus genomes that could identify seven new possible CsrA interacting small RNAs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Carbon storage regulator - Small RNA - Upstream binding site -Haemophilus|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2010 10:34|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:56|
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