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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Biological Applications of Hammerhead Ribozymes as Anti-viral Molecules

Author(s): Brooke Lustig and Kuan-Teh Jeang

Volume 8, Issue 10, 2001

Page: [1181 - 1187] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/0929867013372373

Price: $65


Ribozymes are catalytic RNAs that can cleave substrate RNAs in a sequence specific manner. Here we survey, in brief, the structure of hammerhead and hairpin ribozymes and discuss their applications as molecular antiviral molecules for HIV-1.

Keywords: Hammerhead Ribozymes, Anti-viral Molecules, RIBOZYMES, HAMMERHEAD RIBOZYME

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