Antisense News and Research RSS Feed - Antisense News and Research

Antisense is the non-coding strand in double-stranded DNA. The antisense strand serves as the template for mRNA synthesis.
New mouse study indicates that mutant protein in muscle cells is responsible for SBMA

New mouse study indicates that mutant protein in muscle cells is responsible for SBMA

Sometimes known as Kennedy's disease, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. [More]
Concise analysis of cancer drug delivery markets

Concise analysis of cancer drug delivery markets

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qxfqmk/drug_delivery_in) has announced the addition of a new report "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]
Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. [More]
Antisense Therapeutics enrolls acromegalic patients in ATL1103 Phase II trial

Antisense Therapeutics enrolls acromegalic patients in ATL1103 Phase II trial

Antisense Therapeutics Limited is pleased to report that 24 acromegalic patients have been successfully enrolled and randomized to one of the two treatment regimens of dosing in the Phase II trial of ATL1103 for the growth disorder, acromegaly. This satisfies the necessary patient numbers proposed for the trial. [More]
Sarepta Therapeutics reports non-GAAP net loss of $29.1 million for Q4 2013

Sarepta Therapeutics reports non-GAAP net loss of $29.1 million for Q4 2013

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013, and provided an update of recent corporate developments. [More]
Isis Pharmaceuticals provides update on ISIS-SMNRx Phase 2 study in infants with SMA

Isis Pharmaceuticals provides update on ISIS-SMNRx Phase 2 study in infants with SMA

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today provided an update on its ongoing open label, multiple dose Phase 2 study of ISIS-SMNRx in infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). [More]
New approach for reducing levels of toxic protein fragments associated with Huntington's disease

New approach for reducing levels of toxic protein fragments associated with Huntington's disease

An innovative therapeutic strategy for reducing the levels of toxic protein fragments associated with Huntington's disease uses a new approach called exon skipping to remove the disease-causing component of the essential protein, huntingtin. [More]
Sarepta Therapeutics reports positive safety results from AVI-7288 Phase I study

Sarepta Therapeutics reports positive safety results from AVI-7288 Phase I study

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced positive safety results from a Phase I multiple ascending dose study of AVI-7288 in healthy volunteers. [More]
Ready-to-use human and mouse lentivirus products for miRNA expression and inhibition introduced by AMSBIO

Ready-to-use human and mouse lentivirus products for miRNA expression and inhibition introduced by AMSBIO

... [More]
Researchers discover new gene involved in severe childhood epilepsy

Researchers discover new gene involved in severe childhood epilepsy

A European consortium of epilepsy researchers has reported the discovery of a new gene involved in severe childhood epilepsy. Using a novel combination of technologies, including trio exome sequencing of patient/parental DNA and genetic studies in the tiny larvae of zebrafish, the EuroEPINOMICS RES consortium found that mutations in the gene CHD2 are responsible for a subset of epilepsy patients with symptoms similar to Dravet syndrome - a severe form of childhood epilepsy that is in many patients resistant to currently available anti-epileptic drugs. [More]
Marina Biotech, Mirna modify license agreement regarding development of microRNA-based therapeutics

Marina Biotech, Mirna modify license agreement regarding development of microRNA-based therapeutics

Marina Biotech, Inc., a leading oligonucleotide-based drug discovery and development company, and Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company pioneering microRNA replacement therapy for cancer, announced today that they have amended their license agreement regarding the development and commercialization of microRNA-based therapeutics utilizing Mirna's proprietary microRNAs and Marina Biotech's novel SMARTICLES liposomal delivery technology. [More]
Transient receptor potential channel A1 causes calcitonin gene-related peptide release in neurons

Transient receptor potential channel A1 causes calcitonin gene-related peptide release in neurons

Transient receptor potential channel A1 is one of the important transducers of noxious stimuli in the primary afferents, which may contribute to generation of neurogenic inflammation and hyperalgesia. [More]
ANP reports positive interim results from ATL1103 Phase II clinical trial for acromegaly

ANP reports positive interim results from ATL1103 Phase II clinical trial for acromegaly

Antisense Therapeutics Limited is pleased to advise that positive results have been achieved from the interim analysis of a subset of available data from its Phase II clinical trial of ATL1103 in patients with the growth disorder, acromegaly. [More]

Study: Antisense drugs show activity in wide range of tissues and organs

Antisense therapeutics, a class of drugs comprised of short nucleic acid sequences, can target a dysfunctional gene and silence its activity. A new study has shown that antisense drugs delivered systemically show activity in a wide range of tissues and organs, supporting their broad therapeutic potential in many disease indications, as described in an article in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Cyclin D1 protein controls cell cycle progression, microRNA biogenesis in breast cancer

Cyclin D1 protein controls cell cycle progression, microRNA biogenesis in breast cancer

Cyclin D1, a protein that helps push a replicating cell through the cell cycle also mediates the processing and generation of mature microRNA, according to new research publishing November 29 in Nature Communications. The research suggests that a protein strongly implicated in human cancer also governs the non-protein-coding genome. The non-coding genome, previously referred to as junk DNA, makes up most of the human genome, and unlike the coding genome, varies greatly between species. [More]

Isis Pharmaceuticals commences Phase 1 study of ISIS-GSK3Rx for treatment of common viral infection

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has initiated a Phase 1 study for ISIS-GSK3Rx and earned a $3 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline. [More]
Market research report on PCSK9 inhibitors

Market research report on PCSK9 inhibitors

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "PCSK9 Inhibitors - The hot new approach to lower cholesterol" report to their offering. [More]

Designation of ISIS-GSK4Rx as a development candidate triggers milestone payment to Isis

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has earned a $5 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline related to the designation of ISIS-GSK4Rx as a development candidate. ISIS-GSK4Rx is an antisense drug designed to treat an undisclosed ocular disease. [More]
Study uncovers novel mechanism that helps govern regulated gene expression

Study uncovers novel mechanism that helps govern regulated gene expression

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression. The study was published on line in advance of print November 10 in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. [More]
Researchers identify novel therapeutic approach for most frequent genetic cause of ALS

Researchers identify novel therapeutic approach for most frequent genetic cause of ALS

A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent genetic cause of ALS, a disorder of the regions of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, and frontal temporal degeneration, the second most frequent dementia. [More]