Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Nucleic acid, which is a generic term for DNA and RNA, is essential for all biomolecules. Nucleic acid is biopolymer with an oligonucleotide composed from three component units; 5-member ring carbon sugar, phosphate, and base. The sugar of RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is ribose and deoxyribose, respectively. The synthetic methods of desired nucleic acids and oligonucleotides are key technologies for biochemistry and a lot of techniques have been studied in decades. In recent years, the chemistry of oligonucleotides has been spread rapidly and widely - oligonucleotide is one of the promising molecules for drug candidate.
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