RNA as a Drug Target and its Tools and Databases

Author(s): Nikita Chordia, Anil Kumar

Earlier, during 19th century, there was a concept that RNA is a passive carrier of genetic information. However, with advancement, now it is well established that RNA performs a number of vital roles in the cell, and its malfunction may lead to a disease. The recent advancement in the knowledge about diversity, structural and functional information related to RNAs has put them in the lime light as a drug target. Here, in this mini-review, discussion has been done that coding as well as non-coding RNA regions have potential as a drug target. Besides, a few databases and tools used for the RNA target prediction have also been discussed.

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