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Antisense antiviral compound and method for treating arenavirus infection

AVI Biopharma, The Scripps Research Institute (2009) Antisense antiviral compound and method for treating arenavirus infection. US7582615 B2.

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The invention provides antisense antiviral compounds and methods of their use and production in inhibition of growth of viruses of the Arenaviridae family and in the treatment of a viral infection. The compounds are particularly useful in the treatment of Arenavirus infection in a mammal. The antisense antiviral compounds are substantially uncharged morpholino oligonucleotides have a sequence of 12-40 subunits, including at least 12 subunits having a targeting sequence that is complementary to a region associated with viral RNA sequences within a 19 nucleotide region of the 5′-terminal regions of the viral RNA, viral complementary RNA and/or mRNA identified by SEQ ID NO:1.

Item Type:Patent
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
ID Code:37089
Additional Information:US Patent 7,582,615
Publisher:Google Patents

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