Caister Academic Press

CIMB Abstract

Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. (1999) 1: 89-104.
https://doi.org/10.21775/cimb.001.089

An Introduction to Peptide Nucleic Acid

Peter E. Nielsen and Michael Egholm

Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA) is a powerful new biomolecular tool with a wide range of important applications. PNA mimics the behaviour of DNA and binds complementary nucleic acid strands. The unique chemical, physical and biological properties of PNA have been exploited to produce powerful biomolecular tools, antisense and antigene agents, molecular probes and biosensors.

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