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strand

 [strand]
a thread or fiber or a structure resembling one.
antisense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that is complementary to the sense strand; in DNA it is the template strand on which the mRNA is synthesized.
sense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that encodes the product; in DNA it is the strand that encodes the RNA, having thus the same base sequence except changing T for U in the RNA. See also antisense strand.

cod·ing strand

the strand of duplex DNA that has the same sequence as the mRNA (except that mRNA contains ribonucleotides instead of deoxyribonucleotides).
Synonym(s): sense strand

sense strand

the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that encodes the product. In DNA it is the strand that encodes the RNA, having thus the same base sequence except changing T for U in the RNA. Compare antisense strand. Also called coding strand.

sense strand

see CODING STRAND.

sense

a faculty by which the conditions or properties of things are perceived. Hunger, thirst, malaise and pain are varieties of sense; a sense of equilibrium or of well-being (euphoria) and other senses are also distinguished. The five major senses comprise vision, hearing, smell (2), taste and touch (1).
The operation of all senses involves the reception of stimuli by sense organs. Each sense organ is sensitive to a particular kind of stimulus. The eyes are sensitive to light; the ears, to sound; the olfactory organs of the nose, to odor; and the taste buds of the tongue, to taste. Various sense organs of the skin and other tissues are sensitive to touch, pain, temperature and other sensations.
On receiving stimuli, the sense organ translates them into nerve impulses that are transmitted along the sensory nerves to the brain. In the cerebral cortex, the impulses are interpreted, or perceived, as sensations. The brain associates them with other information, acts upon them, and stores them as memory. See also sensation.

cutaneous sense
skin senses including touch, pressure, pain, heat and cold.
sense organs
1. the organs of special sense including eye, olfactory organ, gustatory organs.
2. all organs containing sensory receptors.
special s's
the five senses including feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting.
sense strand
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In this final question, I deliberately presented a DNA sense strand with base sequences that were different from those used in the role-play.
One point is gained if position three (from 5'-end) of the sense strand is A, another one point is gained if position ten is U, but minus one point is assessed as penalty if position thirteen is G.
The strand extending forward from the promoter serves as the sense strand, assembling RNA.
Activity is maintained with a nick at almost any position along the siRNA sense strand - as long as the two fragments of the nicked sense strand retain sufficient base-pairing free energy to form the duplex.
Once the double-stranded (ds) cDNA is formed on the plate, the sense strand of the cDNA can be easily dissociated from the plate and is used as a template for gene amplification procedures to detect or quantify expression of various genes (Fig.
Off-target effects are likely to occur when the sense strand of the RNAi fails to guide the gene silencing process properly.
The new amplification method has the potential to amplify either the antisense or sense strand of RNA, thereby providing versatility for application to any type of microarray.