Alternative to RNAi?

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Wed Mar 19 17:32:01 EST 2003


In article <P66ea.33$W4.4896 at news.uchicago.edu>,
EK <khatipovNO-SPAM at NO-SPAMuchicago.edu> wrote:
>
>clear enough. I have no doubts that RNAi are effective. I am more worried
>about the final purpose - administration to patients, where liposone

What on earth makes you think this is the "final purpose"?  99.999% of 
people using RNAi have no interest in this sort of thing.

>why nobody thought about chemicaly fusing peptides and NAs. I am not a
>chemist and wonder if such a mixed synthesis is ever possible. Any
>information on the subject? I tried to search NCBI with no success so far.

>From what I know about the mechanism of RNAi (which is basically what's in 
the reviews) chemical coupling will prevent RNAi from working.  

Ian 
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