Locked nucleic acid flow cytometry-fluorescence in situ hybridization (LNA flow-FISH): a method for bacterial small RNA detection.
Bottom Line: When coupled with flow-FISH, LNA probes have previously been shown to outperform conventional DNA probes and have been successfully used to detect eukaryotic mRNA and viral RNA in mammalian cells.Specifically, we are interested in the detection of small non-coding regulatory RNA (sRNA) which have garnered considerable interest in the past few years as they have been found to serve as key regulatory elements in many critical cellular processes.However, there are limited tools to study sRNAs and the challenges of detecting sRNA in bacterial cells is due in part to the relatively small size (typically 50-300 nucleotides in length) and low abundance of sRNA molecules as well as the general difficulty in working with smaller biological cells with varying cellular membranes.
Affiliation: Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, USA.Show MeSH
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Affiliation: Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, USA.