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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DNAzyme, also known as deoxyribozyme, refers to a guanine-rich nucleic acid sequence with catalytic capabilities similar to common enzymes [13].
Folding of 8-17 deoxyribozyme studied by three-color alternating-laser excitation of single molecules.
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have created lariat RNA employing artificial deoxyribozymes (DNA) enzymes.
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.
In the future, it should be possible to use catalytic oligonucleotides (ribozymes or deoxyribozymes) to carry out signal generation in diagnostic assays (Fig.