ISBN-10:
0387374914
ISBN-13:
9780387374918
Pub. Date:
08/30/2006
Publisher:
Springer US
Nucleic Acid Switches and Sensors / Edition 1

Nucleic Acid Switches and Sensors / Edition 1

by Scott K. Silverman

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Overview

This book reviews studies showing that interesting and useful molecular-scale switches and sensors can be made out of nucleic acids, by both artificial and natural means. The first section of the book is devoted to artificial nucleic acid switches and sensors. In second section, three chapters show that nature has been as crafty a molecular-scale engineer as any modern scientist, in the evolution of natural nucleic acid switches and sensors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387374918
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 08/30/2006
Series: Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit Series
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Artificial Nucleic Acid Switches and Sensors.- Allosteric Ribozymes as Molecular Switches and Sensors.- Ribozymes and Deoxyribozymes Switched by Oligonucleotides.- Ribozymes Switched by Proteins.- Fluorescence-Signaling Nucleic Acid-Based Sensors.- Natural Nucleic Acid Switches and Sensors.- Protein-Induced RNA Switches in Nature.- Riboswitches as Genetic Control Elements.- Switchable RNA Motifs as Drug Targets.

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