Nucleic Acid Aptamers

Nucleic Acid Aptamers

We are working with a special class of molecules called aptamers. Aptamers are short DNA/RNA sequences, which specifically bind to a target molecule with high affinity. Aptamer binding is based on the ability of DNA or RNA (typically 40-100mers) to fold into unique three-dimensional structures and their ability to interact with a binding epitope of the target molecule.