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Mol Ther. 2012 Mar;20(3):616-24. doi: 10.1038/mt.2011.277. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

A general RNA motif for cellular transfection.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.


We have developed a selection scheme to generate nucleic acid sequences that recognize and directly internalize into mammalian cells without the aid of conventional delivery methods. To demonstrate the generality of the technology, two independent selections with different starting pools were performed against distinct target cells. Each selection yielded a single highly functional sequence, both of which folded into a common core structure. This internalization signal can be adapted for use as a general purpose reagent for transfection into a wide variety of cell types including primary cells.

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