Nicholas Delihas: Publications

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Publications on Repeat Sequences and Transposable Elements

Delihas N (2018) A family of long intergenic non-coding RNA genes in human chromosomal region 22q11.2 carry a DNA translocation breakpoint/AT-rich sequence. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195702.

Hadjiargyrou M, Delihas N. (2013) The Intertwining of Transposable Elements and Non-Coding RNAs. Int J Mol Sci. 14:13307-13328.

Noted Publications on Regulatory RNAs

Delihas, N. Discovery and characterization of the first non-coding RNA that regulates gene expression, micF RNA: A historical perspective. World J Biol Chem. 2015 6(4): 272–280. doi: 10.4331/wjbc.v6.i4.272 PMCID: PMC4657122

Delihas, N. (2013) Editorial on the Special Issue: Regulation by Non-Coding RNAs. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14: 21960-21964.

Delihas N. (2012) Regulating the regulator: MicF RNA controls expression of the global regulator Lrp. Mol Microbiol. 84: 401-404.

Delihas, N. (2009) Small Regulatory RNAs in Bacteria. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000970.pub2

Papamichail D, Delihas N. (2006) Outer membrane protein genes and their small non-coding RNA regulator genes in Photorhabdus luminescens. Biol Direct. 2006 May 22;1:12.

Delihas, N. (2003) Annotation and evolutionary relationships of a small regulatory RNA gene micF and its target ompF in Yersinia species. BMC Microbiol. 3(1):13.

Delihas, N. and Forst, S. (2001) micF-an antisense RNA gene involved in response of Escherichia coli to global stress factors. Journal of Molecular Biology 313:1-12.

Delihas, N. (1997) Antisense micF RNA and 5'-UTR of the target ompF mRNA- phylogenetic conservation of primary and secondary structures. Nucleic Acids Res. Symp. Series 36:33-35.

Delihas, N., Rokita, S.E., and Zheng, P. (1997) Natural antisense RNA/target RNA interactions: Possible models or antisense oligonucleotide drug design. Nature Biotechnology 15:751-753.

Delihas, N., Riley, L.W., Loo, W., Berkowitz, J. and Poltoratskaia, N. (1995) High sensitivity of Mycobacterium species to bactericidal activity by polylysine. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 132:233-237.

Schmidt,M. and Delihas, N. (1995) micF RNA is a substrate for Rnase E. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 133:209-213.

Delihas, N. (1995) Regulation of gene expression by trans-encoded antisense RNAs. Mol. Microbiol. 15:411-414.

Schmidt, M. Zheng, P., and Delihas, N. (1995) Secondary structures of Escherichia coli antisense micF RNA, the 5'-end of the target ompF mRNA, and the RNA/RNA Duplex. Biochemistry 34:3621-3631.

Esterling, L. and Delihas, N. (1994) The regulatory RNA gene micF is present in several species of Gram-negative bacteria and is phylogenetically conserved. Mol. Microbiol. 12(5):639-646.

Andersen, J. and Delihas, N. (1990) micF RNA binds to the 5'-end of ompF mRNA and to a protein from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry 29:9249-9256.

Coyer, J., Andersen, J., Forst, S.A., Inouye, M., and Delihas, N. (1990) micF RNA in ompB mutants of Escherichia coli: Different pathways regulate micF RNA levels in response to osmolarity and temperature. J. Bacteriol. 172:4143-4150.

Andersen, J., Forst, S.A., Zhao, K., Inouye, M., and Delihas, N. (1989) The function of micF RNA: micF RNA is a major factor in the thermal regulation of OmpF protein in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 264:17961-17970.

Inouye, M. and Delihas, N. (1988) Small RNAs in the prokaryotes --- A growing list of diverse roles. Cell 53:5-7.

Andersen, J., Delihas, N., Ikenaka, K., Green, P.G., Pines, O., Ilercil, O., and Inouye, M. (1987) The isolation and characterization of RNA coded by the micF gene in Escherichia coli. Nucleic Acids Res. 15:2089-2101.

Publications on Repeat Sequences 

Delihas, N. (2015)  Complexity of a small non-protein coding sequence in chromosomal region 22q11.2: presence of specialized DNA secondary structures and RNA exon/intron motifs. BMC Genomics. 16: 785. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1958-6 PMCID: PMC4607176

Delihas N. (2011) Impact of small repeat sequences on bacterial genome evolution. Genome Biol Evol. 3: 959-973.

Delihas N. (2009) Stem Loop Sequences Specific to Transposable Element IS605 Are Found Linked to Lipoprotein Genes in Borrelia Plasmids. PLoS ONE 4(11): e7941. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007941

Delihas N. (2009) Intergenic regions of Borrelia plasmids contain phylogenetically conserved RNA secondary structure motifs. BMC Genomics 10:101 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-101.

Delihas, N. (2008) Small mobile sequences in bacteria display diverse structure/function motifs. Molecular Mircobiology 67: 475-481.

Delihas, N. (2007) Enterobacterial small mobile sequences carry open reading frames and are found intragenically-evolutionary implications for formation of new peptides. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 1: 191-295.


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