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Research Update

Promising Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with Antisense Oligo Therapeutic Formulated with Carbohydrates

In the March 11 issue of Nature Communications researchers reported that formulating antisense oligonucleotides in a glucose/fructose-based infusion increased delivery and uptake to muscle resulting in improved treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

DMD is a genetic disease caused by the lack of functional dystrophin (Figure 1), which leads to  progressive muscle weakness. Currently, there are two antisense therapies for DMD in clinical trials; however, efficient systemic delivery has been a challenge, prompting the need for improved delivery methods...

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What are the advantages of using 2'OMe RNA bases in an oligonucleotide?

2' O-Methyl RNA is a more stable form of RNA with similar properties. It has the same low rate of depurination, but it is protected against base hydrolysis.

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Curiously Circular RNA
circRNA was serendipitously discovered in 1991 and has been shown by NGS sequencing to be ubiquitous. circRNA may also regulate gene expression much like antisense modified oligos are used to target miRNA.

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