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 Aptamers ( come from the Latin ''aptus - fit, ''and Greek word ''meros-part)''
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Aptamers (come from the Latin ''aptus - fit, ''and Greek word ''meros-part).''
  
Most of the aptamers molecules are made by selecting them from a wide sequnce pool. On the other the natural aptamers are found in riobswitches. 
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Most of the aptamers [[molecules|molecules]] are made by selecting them from a wide sequence pool. On the other, the natural aptamers are found in [[riobswitches|riobswitches]].  
  
These aptamers are divided into two groups : 
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These aptamers are divided into two groups :
  
1) Nucleic acid : DNA and RNA aptamers. 
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#[[Nucleic acid|Nucleic acid]]: [[DNA aptamers|DNA]] and [[RNA aptamers|RNA aptamers]].  
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#Peptides
  
2) Peptides 
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Uses of [[RNA|RNA]] aptamers : 
  
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#Biosensors (that can detec how much [[toxin|toxin]] in a solution)  
 
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#Drug targeting agents (specific recognition of [[Cancer|cancer cells]])  
Uses of RNA aptamers&nbsp;:&nbsp;
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#[[Gene|Gene]] regulation (targets for [[antibacterial drugs|antibacterial drugs]])
 
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1) Biosensors ( that can detec how much toxin in a solution )&nbsp;
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2) Drug targeting agents ( specific recognition of caner cells )&nbsp;
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3) Gene regulatio ( targets for antibacterial drugs )&nbsp;
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Latest revision as of 20:18, 6 December 2018

Aptamers (come from the Latin aptus - fit, and Greek word meros-part).

Most of the aptamers molecules are made by selecting them from a wide sequence pool. On the other, the natural aptamers are found in riobswitches.

These aptamers are divided into two groups :

  1. Nucleic acid: DNA and RNA aptamers.
  2. Peptides

Uses of RNA aptamers :

  1. Biosensors (that can detec how much toxin in a solution)
  2. Drug targeting agents (specific recognition of cancer cells)
  3. Gene regulation (targets for antibacterial drugs)
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