Usage of U7 small nuclear ribonucleic acid in gene therapy of hemoglobin D Punjab disorder: Rationale?

Wiwanitkit, Viroj
September 2013
Indian Journal of Human Genetics;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p291
Academic Journal
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin (Hb) D Punjab disorder is a congenital hemoglobinopathy described in India. It is a disorder due to defect in beta-globin gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here, the author assesses the possibility of U7.623 gene therapy for Hb D Punjab disorder. A standard bioinformatic analysis to study the effect of co-expression between nucleic acid sequence for human Hb D Punjab beta-globin chain and U7.623 was performed. RESULT: It can be seen that fully recovery of Hb function and biological process can be derived via gene ontology study. CONCLUSION: Here, there is a rationale to use U7 small nuclear ribonucleic acid as a possible tool for gene therapy in Hb D Punjab disorder.


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