Definition of antisense in English:


Syllabification: an·ti·sense
Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌsens, ˈantī-


  • Having a sequence of nucleotides complementary to (and hence capable of binding to) a coding sequence, which may be either that of the strand of a DNA double helix that undergoes transcription, or that of a messenger RNA molecule.
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    • The genotypes were confirmed by sequencing both sense and antisense strands using forward and reverse primers in separate reactions.
    • Both sense and antisense strands were sequenced from tumour samples; only forward strands were sequenced from corresponding normal tissue.
    • Broken arrows indicate starts of sense and antisense transcription.

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