Published in Cancer Weekly, December 24th, 2002
"The vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) is an important angiogenic target for cancer gene therapy. In this study, we designed an mRNA-cleaving oligodeoxynucleotide that targets the VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) transcript (VEGFR2 DNAzyme). This DNAzyme was found to digest efficiently mRNA substrates of VEGFR2 in a concentration- and time-dependent manner," stated L. Zhang and colleagues.
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