meaning of Antisense drug

Antisense drug meaning in Medical Dictionary

A medication containing the main non-coding strand of messenger RNA (mRNA), a key molecule involved in the translation of DNA into necessary protein. Antisense drugs hybridize with and inactivate mRNA. This prevents a specific gene from making the necessary protein which is why it holds the recipe. Antisense medications have-been created or tend to be "in the pipeline" to take care of eye condition in AIDS, lung cancer, diabetes and diseases such arthritis and asthma with a significant inflammatory component.