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Synthetic microRNA Blocking Agents

Peter Järver, Adrian G. Torres and Michael J. Gait
from: Applied RNAi: From Fundamental Research to Therapeutic Applications (Edited by: Patrick Arbuthnot and Marc S. Weinberg). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2014)


This chapter describes how synthetic miRNA blocking agents may be used to inhibit miRNA action in cells and in vivo. Particular emphasis is given to chemically synthesized oligonucleotide anti-miRs, types of synthetic analogues, mechanisms of action, and methods used to validate their activities. Also included are brief descriptions of miRNA sponges that are also used to inhibit miRNA activity, as well as other techniques, including use of mRNA target protectors and synthetic miRNA mimics read more ...
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