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Locked nucleic acid nucleoside triphosphates and polymerases: On the way towards evolution of LNA aptamers

Veedu, R.N. and Wengel, J. (2009) Locked nucleic acid nucleoside triphosphates and polymerases: On the way towards evolution of LNA aptamers. Molecular BioSystems, 5 (8). p. 787.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B905513B
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Abstract

Among numerous nucleic acid analogs reported in the past decades, locked nucleic acid (LNA) has received substantial attention and has become a significant tool within chemical biology disciplines like molecular biology research, diagnostics and therapeutic development. However, despite their obvious structurally unique properties, LNA-based aptamers for diagnostic and therapeutic applications remain largely unexplored. Future evolution of LNAoligonucleotideaptamers will depend on scientific breakthroughs relating to enzymatic polymerization using LNAnucleoside triphosphates as substrates. Herein, we highlight recent developments in this direction using various polymerases.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright: © 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27435
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