This research will be done at the University of Rochester and the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznan, Poland. The work will be in collaboration with Prof. Douglas H. Turner at the University of Rochester as an extension of NIH Grant No. RO1GM22939, 8-15-2008 to 7-31-2012, and will include additional collaborators at the University of Rochester (D.H. Mathews, S.D. Kennedy, and B. Kim) and at the State University of New York at Buffalo (M.D. Disney). The research will be done by Dr. Elzbieta Kierzek, who is the equivalent of an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznan. The goals of the work are to improve methods for predicting and determining the RNA secondary structures of influenza virus and to discover compounds that can lead to therapeutics for influenza RNA.

Public Health Relevance

Viruses with RNA genomes are responsible for many diseases, including influenza. This project studies methods to determine rapidly the structures of influenza RNA and to discover compounds capable of therapeutically targeting the RNA.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Type
Small Research Grants (R03)
Project #
5R03TW008739-02
Application #
8210912
Study Section
International and Cooperative Projects - 1 Study Section (ICP1)
Program Officer
Sina, Barbara J
Project Start
2011-01-01
Project End
2013-12-31
Budget Start
2012-01-01
Budget End
2012-12-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$55,393
Indirect Cost
$2,765
Name
University of Rochester
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
041294109
City
Rochester
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
14627
Jiang, Tian; Kennedy, Scott D; Moss, Walter N et al. (2014) Secondary structure of a conserved domain in an intron of influenza A M1 mRNA. Biochemistry 53:5236-48
Kierzek, Elzbieta; Malgowska, Magdalena; Lisowiec, Jolanta et al. (2014) The contribution of pseudouridine to stabilities and structure of RNAs. Nucleic Acids Res 42:3492-501
Priore, Salvatore F; Kierzek, Elzbieta; Kierzek, Ryszard et al. (2013) Secondary structure of a conserved domain in the intron of influenza A NS1 mRNA. PLoS One 8:e70615
Zhou, Yuan; Kierzek, Elzbieta; Loo, Zi Ping et al. (2013) Recognition of RNA duplexes by chemically modified triplex-forming oligonucleotides. Nucleic Acids Res 41:6664-73
Fratczak, Agata; Kierzek, Ryszard; Kierzek, Elzbieta (2011) Isoenergetic microarrays to study the structure and interactions of DsrA and OxyS RNAs in two- and three-component complexes. Biochemistry 50:7647-65