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Aberrant splicing can result in deleterious consequences for the organism. . of 5 ′Bcl-x AS on inducing apoptosis (Mercatante and Kole, unpublished data). Antisense RNA (asRNA), also referred to as antisense transcript, natural antisense transcript . The asRNA that is responsible for this silencing effect is antisense non-coding RNA in the INK . Kole R, Krainer AR, Altman S (January ). Cellular Delivery and Antisense Effects of Peptide Nucleic Acid Conjugated to .. S. Fucharoen, H. M. Moulton, M. H. Nelson, N. Maeda, O. Smithies, R. Kole.

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RNA splicing analysis in genomic medicine. In eukaryotic cells, DNA is tightly packed by histones. This small nuclear RNA-protein complex, presumably due to its protein content, can promote efficient splicing even if the 9-nucleotide sequence includes two mismatches 42 Dead or abnormal cells were omitted by gating of side versus forward scatter and histograms of green fluorescence intensity versus cell number were generated.

The sequence specificity of the PNA-4 oligomer was tested using a three-mismatch control oligomer 13 and an oligomer directed to a region of IVS-2 50 bases downstream oligomer The results indicate that in a sub-population of treated cells, oligomer 1 crossed the cell membrane, entered the nucleus and in a sequence-specific manner shifted splicing from aberrant to correct in the EGFP system. The costs of publication of this article were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges.


Note that, during the experiment, HeLa cells underwent approximately two divisions and their number almost quadrupled. Consequently, treated samples could be analyzed in terms of a fluorescence index FI. Our study suggests that short, basic sequences, such as the four-Lys chain, are sufficient to enhance cellular penetration of conjugated PNAs.

Antisense Oligonucleotides with Different Backbones

During computational searches, the encoding regions are excluded. EGFP green and oligomer red images were merged, with co-localization appearing as shades of yellow.

Equally unsatisfactory is our understanding of the intracellular site of action of oligonucleotides.

National Library of Medicine. This suggests that the observed differences in the antisense efficacy of oligomers efgects the absence of transfection reagents Fig. Morpholino nucleoside oligomers with carbamate internucleoside linkages.

AKlotman P. Nuclear localization of fluorescent labeled oligomers confirmed validity of the functional assay.

Antisense effects in the cell nucleus: modification of splicing.

Boxes, EGFP coding sequence; horizontal line, intron; solid and dashed lines above and below intron, correct and aberrant antisensd pathways; heavy bars above intron, antisense oligonucleotide. Biotechniques1062— Free Uptake of Oligonucleotides In scrape-loaded cells the transfer of oligonucleotides through the cellular and endosomal lipid bilayers is most likely bypassed.

Dlack of PCR signal in the absence of reverse-transcription step. In this report we have taken advantage of the splicing modification assay to characterize the effects of various oligonucleotide backbones on sequence-specific antisense activity. In terms of epigenetic modification, cis-acting refers to the nature of these asRNAs that regulate epigenetic changes around the loci where they are transcribed.


One classic example in human is zinc-finger E-box binding homeobox 2 gene ZEB2 which encodes E-cadherin, a transcriptional repressor. Acta, — Most of these results have been obtained with oligodeoxynucleoside-phosphorothioates.

Cells were then scraped off the plate with a cell scraper Costar, Corning, NYre-plated in a fresh well dish and assayed 24 h later. Some of the earliest asRNAs were discovered while investigating functional proteins. Only the lanes with treatments that differ from those described above will be indicated in the subsequent legends.

Thus, like other physical methods of delivery, such as microinjection or syringe loading 28scrape loading allows the extracellular contents to by-pass the membrane, enter the intracellular space and migrate to the nucleus. For the PNA series, change in length of the Lys tail from one to four residues enhanced the efficacy by a factor of more than two, leading to a conclusion that the free uptake of oligomers was significantly influenced by the net charge of the backbone.

An example was micF asRNA. Articles by Kole, R. Cells treated with increasing concentrations of the oligomer were analyzed by fluorescence microscopy A and FACS analysis B. These results could contribute to the development of the next generation of antisense oligomers as research tools and potent ajtisense.