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What does siRNA stand for?

siRNA stands for Small Interfering RNA (duplexes)

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The authors used AhR agonists and small interfering RNA (siRNA) to examine the effect of AhR on PPAR-[alpha] expression and glycolysis in the Hepa-lclc7 (c7) liver cell line, and Bmall (brain, muscle ARNT-like protein 1) siRNA and Ahr or Bmall expression plasmids to analyze the effect of BMAL1 on PPAR-[alpha] expression in c7 cells.
The molecule, known as a chimaera, is composed of two different types of RNA: a small interfering RNA (siRNA), designed to enter infected cells and block the expression of two genes that HIV needs to replicate, and an RNA sequence known as an aptamer, which binds tightly to gp120, a protein found on the surface of HIV and HIV-infected cells.
Some specific topics covered include chemical vectors for delivery of nucleic acid-based drugs, lipid nanoparticle-based systems for delivery of biomacromolecule therapeutics, nanocarriers for the delivery of peptides and proteins, pulmonary delivery of small interfering RNA for novel therapeutics, and influenza virosomes as delivery systems for antigens.