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RNA interference trigger variants: getting the most out of RNA for RNA interference-based therapeutics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22703279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The manifestation of RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics lies in safe and successful delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), the molecular entity that triggers and guides sequence-specific degradation of target mRNAs. Optimizing the chemistry and structure of siRNAs to achieve maximum efficacy is an important parameter in the development of siRNA therapeutics. The RNAi protein machinery can tolerate a variety of non-canonical modifications made to siRNAs, each of which imparts advantageous properties. Here, we review these modifications to siRNAs in pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Nicholas M Snead; John J Rossi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nucleic acid therapeutics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  2159-3345     ISO Abbreviation:  Nucleic Acid Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  2012-10-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101562758     Medline TA:  Nucleic Acid Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope, Duarte, California 91010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
RNA Interference*
RNA, Small Interfering / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Grant Support
R01A1042552//PHS HHS; R01HL074704/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Small Interfering

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