Ribozymes in Biotechnology
Published Online: 21 SEP 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Ruffner, D. E. 2001. Ribozymes in Biotechnology. eLS. .
- 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.
- catalytic RNA;
- gene therapy