Antisense and sensibilities
Ferland Louis H.
ferlandl at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jan 4 18:20:07 EST 1996
On Thu, 4 Jan 1996, Stephen R. Lasky wrote:
> Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 15:02:52 -0400
> From: Stephen R. Lasky <Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu>
> To: methods at net.bio.net
> Subject: Re: Antisense and sensibilities
> In article <4cha04$v2f at thorn.cc.usm.edu>, jtornow at whale.st.usm.edu wrote:
> > When I teach this in my Genetics class, I refer to the DNA strand with
> > the same sequence as the mRNA as the sense strand, and the other DNA
> > strand (which is complementary to the mRNA) as the template strand.
> > The students rarely get confused by this nomenclature, as it reflects
> > the actual functions of the two strands.
> > Joanne Tornow
> > University of Southern Mississippi
> Not that it matters, but I think that this is a pretty good way to
> describe the two strands of DNA. Not historically accurate, but it makes
> sense and seems to be close to the concensus.
My problem is, what to do with all the EXISTING textbooks? I fear a great
confusion when various sources continue to conflict and the textbooks we
all currently have on our shelves become officially wrong.
> Stephen R. Lasky Ph.D. Brown U/Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI.
> Phone: 401-456-5672 Fax: 401-456-6569 e:mail: Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
> America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. John O'Hara.
Dr. Louis H. Ferland
Centre de Recherche, Hotel-Dieu de Montreal
Dept de Nutrition, Universite de Montreal
Phone: (514) 843-2757 FAX: (514) 843-2719
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