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A Comparative Thermodynamic Study For Both Natural And Artificial RNA/DNA-protein Binary Complexes.
Published 2002 · Medicine, Chemistry
In recent years, Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (SELEX) technique has been developed into a fast growing field. In contrast to traditional recognition elements, like antibody, our interests focus on novel molecular recognition elements based on nucleic acids, which are of value both for the therapy and biosensors. A comparative study of thermodynamic for both natural and artificial RNA/DNA-protein complexes would establish bases for a specificity of complex formation. In particular, we have shown that aptamers could be used for a direct measuring of thrombin enzymatic activity in a solution.