deoxyribozyme


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deoxyribozyme

(dē-ŏk″sē-rī′bō-zīm))
A DNA molecule capable of cleaving itself (i.e., of cutting itself into smaller pieces).
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Folding of 8-17 deoxyribozyme studied by three-color alternating-laser excitation of single molecules.
The deoxyribozymes will provide a means of synthesizing (ligating) large amounts of RNA in hours at 37[degrees]C.
The deoxyribozymes require the RNA junction ligation termini to be a 2'-3' cyclic phosphate and a 5' hydroxyl group.
Functionally, these deoxyribozymes are cousins of protein enzymes known as restriction endonucleases.
Although the activity of the described oligonucleotides is weak, these deoxyribozymes could be further optimized to enhance their catalytic power, making them valuable for diagnostic applications.