Chemistry of CpG DNA

Ekambar R. Kandimalla1, Sudhir Agrawal1

1 Hybridon, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Unit Number:  Unit 4.16
DOI:  10.1002/0471142700.nc0416s12
Online Posting Date:  May, 2003
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Abstract

The vertebrate immune system can recognize specific pathogen‐associated molecular patterns in invading microorganisms, including the unmethylated CpG dinucleotide. This unit discusses the receptors that recognize CpG motifs and important aspects of the sequence context of CpG motifs to the end of understanding and designing CpG DNA for therapeutic purposes.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • History
  • Receptors
  • Significance of CpG Dinucleotides and Chemistry of CpG DNA
  • Conclusions
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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