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AOBase


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 781
X.C. Bo, S.K. Lou, D.C. Sun, J. Yang, S.Q. Wang
Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing 100850, China
Contact boxc@bmi.ac.cn

Database Description

Antisense oligonucleotides (ODNs) technology is one of the important approaches for the sequence-specific knockdown of gene expression. ODNs have been used as research tools in the post-genome era, as well as new types of therapeutic agents. Since finding effective target sites within RNA is a hard work for antisense ODNs design, various experimental methods and computational approaches have been proposed. For better sharing the experimented and published ODNs, valid and invalid ODNs reported in literatures are screened, collected and stored in AOBase. Up to present, nearly 700 ODNs against 46 target mRNAs are contained in AOBase. Entries can be explored via TargetSearch and AOSearch web retrieval interfaces. AOBase can not only be useful in ODNs selection for gene function exploration, but also contribute to rules mining and algorithms developing for rational ODNs design.


Go to the abstract in the NAR 2006 Database Issue.
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