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Infect Immun. 2003 Jul;71(7):4217-21.

Asymmetrical distribution of Neisseria miniature insertion sequence DNA repeats among pathogenic and nonpathogenic Neisseria strains.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Biologia e Patologia Cellulare e Molecolare, L. Califano, Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy.


Neisseria miniature insertion sequences (nemis) are miniature DNA insertion sequences found in Neisseria species. Out of 57 elements closely flanking cellular genes analyzed by PCR, most were conserved in Neisseria meningitidis but not in N. lactamica strains. Since mRNAs spanning nemis are processed by RNase III at hairpins formed by element termini, gene sets could selectively be regulated in meningococci at the posttranscriptional level.

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