antisense
See a. DNA, a. RNA.

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an·ti·sense 'an-.tī-.sens, 'an-ti- adj having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material specif of, being, relating to, or possessing a sequence of DNA or RNA that is complementary to and pairs with a specific messenger RNA blocking it from being translated into protein and serving to inhibit gene function <\antisense RNA> <\antisense drug therapy to inhibit malignant cell proliferation> <\antisense research> compare MISSENSE, NONSENSE

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an·ti·sense (an″te-) (anґti-sens) pertaining to the strand of a double-stranded molecule that does not directly encode the product but is complementary to it; see under strand and RNA.

Antisense strand of DNA, complementary to the sense (coding) strand and serving as a template for RNA synthesis.


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