antisense


antisense
\\"ˌ\ adjective
Etymology: anti- (I) + -sense (as in nonsense — herein)
: having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material ; specifically : of, being, relating to, or possessing a sequence of DNA or RNA that is complementary to and pairs with a specific messenger RNA blocking it from being translated into protein and serving to inhibit gene function

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  • antisense — [an′tē sens΄, an′tīsens΄] adj. Genetics of, having, being, or based on a nucleotide sequence that blocks DNA protein synthesis by binding with and inhibiting the action of specific MESSENGER RNA …   English World dictionary

  • antisense — See a. DNA, a. RNA. * * * an·ti·sense an .tī .sens, an ti adj having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material specif of, being, relating to, or possessing a sequence of DNA or RNA that is complementary to and pairs with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • antisense — adjective Etymology: anti + nonsense Date: 1977 having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material; specifically of, being, relating to, or possessing a sequence of DNA or RNA that is complementary to and pairs with a specific… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antisense — In general the complementary strand of a coding sequence of DNA or of mRNA. Antisense RNA hybridizes with and inactivates mRNA …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • antisense — /an tee sens , an tuy /, adj. of or pertaining to a gene that is derived from RNA or complementary DNA, is inserted in reverse orientation into a strand of DNA, and is used in genetic engineering to regulate genetic expression of a trait. [1985… …   Universalium

  • antisense — noun æntaɪsɛns A molecule which interacts with a complementary strand of nucleic acids, so as to suppress its transcription …   Wiktionary

  • antisense — adjective Genetics relating to or denoting a sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA complementary to (and hence capable of binding to) a coding (or sense) sequence …   English new terms dictionary

  • antisense — an·ti·sense …   English syllables

  • antisense — an•ti•sense [[t]ˌæn tiˈsɛns, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. gen of or pertaining to a gene that is derived from RNA or complementary DNA, is inserted in reverse orientation into a strand of DNA, and is used in genetic engineering to regulate genetic… …   From formal English to slang