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Antisense Oligonucleotides

Akcea Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a development and commercialization company focused on transforming serious cardiometabolic lipid disorders. Akcea&s;s portfolio spans multiple targets and disease states, including both rare and more common lipid disorders, using advanced RNA-targeted antisense therapeutics.

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Antisense Oligonucleotides Make Sense

Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are short (about 12 to 25 nucleotides long), synthetic single strands of DNA or RNA that are complementary to a chosen sequence. They can alter RNA and reduce, restore, or modify protein expression. ASOs interact with proteins on the surface of cells and enter the cytoplasm. Then …
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