antisense DNA


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an·ti·sense DNA

the strand of DNA complementary to the one bearing the genetic message and from which it may be reconstructed; a DNA sequence complementary to a portion of mRNA; used as potential therapeutic agent to stop transcription or translation of pathogens or inappropriately expressed host gene.
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Under the terms of the sponsored research agreement, the company said DNAbilize antisense DNA technology will be investigated for the development of a brain cancer immunotherapy that works by activating the patient's own immune system to fight their cancer.
On the other path, biochemists are synthesizing small pieces of antisense DNA in the laboratory that match known sequences of DNA.
He delivered the first successful antisense attack against a virus by adding small pieces of synthesized antisense DNA to a cell culture to block the RNA of the virus causing Rous sarcoma, a cancer of chickens.