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Title: Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs

Abstract

The invention is directed to constructs and compositions containing multimeric forms of nucleic acid. Multimeric nucleic acids comprise single-stranded nucleic acids attached via biotin to streptavidin and bound with a functional group. These constructs can be utilized in vivo to treat or identify diseased tissue or cells. Repeated administrations of multimeric nucleic acid compositions produce a rapid and specific amplification of nucleic acid constructs and their attached functional groups. For treatment purposes, functional groups may be toxins, radioisotopes, genes or enzymes. Diagnostically, labeled multimeric constructs may be used to identify specific targets in vivo or in vitro. Multimeric nucleic acids may also be used in nanotechnology and to create self-assembling polymeric aggregates such as membranes of defined porosity, microcircuits and many other products. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Boston University
OSTI Identifier:
378135
Patent Number(s):
5,561,043
Application Number:
PAN: 8-189,448
Assignee:
Boston Univ., MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-93ER61656
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; NUCLEIC ACIDS; MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; USES; SPECIFICITY

Citation Formats

Cantor, C R, Niemeyer, C M, Smith, C L, Sano, Takeshi, Hnatowich, D J, and Rusckowski, M. Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Cantor, C R, Niemeyer, C M, Smith, C L, Sano, Takeshi, Hnatowich, D J, & Rusckowski, M. Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs. United States.
Cantor, C R, Niemeyer, C M, Smith, C L, Sano, Takeshi, Hnatowich, D J, and Rusckowski, M. Tue . "Self-assembling multimeric nucleic acid constructs". United States.
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abstractNote = {The invention is directed to constructs and compositions containing multimeric forms of nucleic acid. Multimeric nucleic acids comprise single-stranded nucleic acids attached via biotin to streptavidin and bound with a functional group. These constructs can be utilized in vivo to treat or identify diseased tissue or cells. Repeated administrations of multimeric nucleic acid compositions produce a rapid and specific amplification of nucleic acid constructs and their attached functional groups. For treatment purposes, functional groups may be toxins, radioisotopes, genes or enzymes. Diagnostically, labeled multimeric constructs may be used to identify specific targets in vivo or in vitro. Multimeric nucleic acids may also be used in nanotechnology and to create self-assembling polymeric aggregates such as membranes of defined porosity, microcircuits and many other products. 5 figs.},
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