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  • Shiga toxins:

    Family of toxins including two major groups, Stx1 and Stx2, whose genes are considered to be part of the genome of lambdoid prophages. They have a moiety that binds to the cell surface and another enzymatically active moiety that after entry into the cytosol inhibits protein synthesis enzymatically. The toxins can also cause apoptosis by mechanisms that may be different from the effect on the protein synthesis machinery. Shigella dysenteriae, some strains of Escherichia coli as well as other bacteria can secrete such toxins which cause serious complications during infections. An increasing knowledge about the toxins and their interactions with cells is important both for treatment of disease, and for elucidation of pathways of intracellular transport.

  • Small interfering RNA (siRNA):

    Also known as short interfering RNA or silencing RNA, is a class of 20-25 nucleotide-long double-stranded RNA molecules that play a variety of roles in biology. Most notably, siRNA is involved in the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway, where it interferes with the expression of a specific gene. In addition to their role in the RNAi pathway, siRNAs also act in RNAi-related pathways, e.g., as an antiviral mechanism or in shaping the chromatin structure of a genome; the complexity of these pathways is only now being elucidated.


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