RNA

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Synonyms for RNA

(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes

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Introns are silent, too -- bits of genetic material that can be seen in most DNA, only to be snipped out of the complementary RNA before it is translated into proten (SN:5/3/86,p.
The greater potency of LNA in binding complementary RNA sequences also allows for the use of significantly shorter LNA oligonucleotide drugs which can be more effective than previous antisense or siRNA drugs.
The result is that when incorporated into oligonucleotides, LNA conveys dramatically enhanced binding affinity to complementary RNA sequences.
Antisense drugs bind to complementary RNA sequences, such as miRNAs, inhibiting the function of miRNAs.
Once inside the cell, this material is processed into short 21-26 nucleotide RNAs termed siRNAs that are used in a sequence-specific manner to recognize and destroy complementary RNA.
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