Antisense strand of DNA

Stephen R. Lasky Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
Mon Dec 11 07:55:51 EST 1995


In article <4ad4sa$356 at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, kingjamesv at aol.com
(KingJamesV) wrote:

> What does "antisense" means when it comes to DNA?

Originally, the sense strand was the strand of DNA that was READ in the 3'
to 5' direction to transcribe the anti-parellel, complementary, RNA.  The
other, complementary, strand in the DNA was the anti-sense strand.  

SRLasky

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