Genetics of, having, being, or based on a nucleotide sequence that blocks DNA protein synthesis by binding with and inhibiting the action of specific messenger RNA
Of or relating to a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a sequence of messenger RNA. When antisense DNA or RNA is added to a cell, it binds to a specific messenger RNA molecule and inactivates it.
- (genetics) A molecule which interacts with a complementary strand of nucleic acids, so as to suppress its transcription.
anti- + sense