Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 9 - Critical Thinking - Page 161: 1


These antisense drugs likely interfere with the disease's ability to create proteins.

Work Step by Step

In order to proliferate, these diseases must divide and thus proteins must be created. These antisense drugs likely interfere with these diseases' translation, such that a t-RNA with the complementary anti-sense codon will bring the wrong amino acid. This would likely mess up the entire protein sequence of the disease.
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