Peptide nucleic acids as antibacterial agents via the antisense principle.


Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a peptide-like DNA mimic that was introduced almost ten years ago. It was immediately predicted that PNA would have a bright future in gene therapeutic drug development, but progress in this direction has been rather modest thus far. This is predominantly due to inefficient uptake of PNA by most living cells. However, within… (More)


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