Francine E. Wincott

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Improvements in the synthesis, deprotection and purification of oligoribonucleotides are described. These advances allow for reduced synthesis and deprotection times, while improving product yield. Coupling times are reduced by half using 5-ethylthio-1H-tetrazole (S-ethyltetrazole) as the activator. Base and 2'-O-t-butyldimethylsilyl deprotection with(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors Flt-1 and KDR play important roles in physiological and pathological angiogenesis. Ribozymes that target the VEGF receptor mRNAs were developed and their biological activities in cell culture and an animal model were assessed. Ribozymes targeting Flt-1 or KDR mRNA sites reduced VEGF-induced(More)
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