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Ribozymes in Biotechnology

  1. Duane E Ruffner

Published Online: 21 SEP 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000985



How to Cite

Ruffner, D. E. 2001. Ribozymes in Biotechnology. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Salus Therapeutics, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2001


Ribozymes are RNA molecules that catalyse the cleavage and/or ligation of other RNA molecules. This capacity of ribozymes has therapeutic application for the inactivation of deleterious genes and the repair of mutated genes involved in many disease states.


  • ribozyme;
  • catalytic RNA;
  • antisense;
  • gene therapy