Synthetic antisense oligodeoxynucleotides as potential drugs against hepatitis C.

Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNS) can be used to specifically inhibit hepatitis C viral gene expression. Due to its high degree of conservation and its important function as internal ribosomal entry site, the 5'-non-coding region of the hepatitis C virus has been the most effective target to inhibit translation so far. Inhibition of luciferase reporter… CONTINUE READING