Antisense gene silencing: therapy for neurodegenerative disorders?

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Troels T Nielsen, Jørgen E Nielsen

Since the first reports that double-stranded RNAs can efficiently silence gene expression in C. elegans, the technology of RNA interference (RNAi) has been intensively exploited as an experimental tool to study gene function. With the subsequent discovery that RNAi could also be applied to mammalian cells, the technology of RNAi expanded from being a valuable experimental tool to being an applicable method for gene-specific therapeutic regulation, and much effort has been put into further refinement of the technique. This review will focus on how RNAi has developed over the years and how the technique is exploited in a pre-clinical and clinical perspective in relation to neurodegenerative disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)457-84
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2013

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