Molecular Basis for the Immunostimulatory Potency of Small Interfering RNAs

@article{Sioud2006MolecularBF,
  title={Molecular Basis for the Immunostimulatory Potency of Small Interfering RNAs},
  author={Mouldy Sioud and Gro Furset},
  journal={Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={2006},
  pages={575 - 588}
}
Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) represent a new class of antigene agents, which has emerged as a powerful tool for functional genomics and might serve as a potent therapeutic approach. However, several studies have showed that they could trigger several bystander effects, including immune activation and inhibition of unintended target genes. Although activation of innate immunity by siRNAs might be beneficial for therapy in some instances, uncontrolled activation can be toxic, and is therefore… CONTINUE READING