"RNA Interference" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A gene silencing phenomenon whereby specific dsRNAs (RNA, DOUBLE-STRANDED) trigger the degradation of homologous mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). The specific dsRNAs are processed into SMALL INTERFERING RNA (siRNA) which serves as a guide for cleavage of the homologous mRNA in the RNA-INDUCED SILENCING COMPLEX. DNA METHYLATION may also be triggered during this process.
- RNA Interference
- Interference, RNA
- Gene Silencing, Post-Transcriptional
- Gene Silencing, Post Transcriptional
- Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencings
- Silencing, Post-Transcriptional Gene
- Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing
- Post Transcriptional Gene Silencing
- Posttranscriptional Gene Silencing
- Gene Silencing, Posttranscriptional
- Gene Silencings, Posttranscriptional
- RNA Silencing
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