Locked nucleic acids (LNAs) are a family of conformationally locked oligonucleotide analogs inducing unprecedented binding affinity towards DNA/RNA target sequences. Importantly, by virtue of the structural resemblance of LNAs to natural nucleic acid monomers, a combination of LNA chemistry with other oligonucleotide chemistries can be exploited to fine-tune the properties towards optimized antisense drug development and target validation technology. The first promising antisense results from experiments with LNA in living animals are described.
|Tidsskrift||Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics|
|Status||Udgivet - 2001|