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antisense DNA

 

Definition: the strand of DNA complementary to the one bearing the genetic message and from which it may be reconstructed; a DNA sequence complementary to a portion of mRNA; used as potential therapeutic agent to stop transcription or translation of pathogens or inappropriately expressed host gene.

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