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Descriptor English: Oligonucleotides
Descriptor Spanish: Oligonucleótidos
Descriptor Portuguese: Oligonucleotídeos
Descriptor French: Oligonucléotides
Entry term(s): Oligonucleotide
Tree number(s): D13.695.578.424
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009841
Scope note: Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES). (Dorland, 28th ed)
Annotation: 2-12 nucleotides
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 74
History Note: 74(72)
DeCS ID: 10027
Unique ID: D009841
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Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Oligonucleotides - Preferred
Concept UI M0015278
Scope note Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES). (Dorland, 28th ed)
Preferred term Oligonucleotides
Entry term(s) Oligonucleotide



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