Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 4):S42-3
DNAzymes for treatment of dengue fever
L Baum, KE Olson, PKS Chan, WY Lam
School of Pharmacy, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Dengue virus is carried by mosquitoes and afflicts 50 to 100 million people each year.
2. DNAzymes are fragments of DNA that can destroy specific sequences of RNA.
3. We have discovered two DNAzymes that can destroy the RNA of dengue virus.
4. These DNAzymes might be developed into drugs to treat infection with dengue virus.