‘Turn up’ Transcription
RNAa uses short duplex RNA known as saRNA to target and ‘turn up’ transcription of an endogenous gene leading to
restoration of endogenous protein function.
RNAa Offers Unprecedented Advantages:
EXPANSION & RESTORATION
Expanded Disease Spaces
Expanded disease spaces by targeting nearly any beneficial gene, instead of disease-causing genes, offering new hope for many diseases undruggable by conventional approaches such as those caused by epigenetic silencing or down regulation of target gene expression.
Faithful Restoration of
Natural Gene Function
EXPRESSION & ACCELERATION
of Target Gene
Acceleration of In-house
Pre-established medicinal chemistries and drug delivery platforms developed for gene silencing techniques are readily implemented accelerating in-house drug development.
COST REDUCTION & MAXIMIZATION
Our In-house Expedited and
Cost-saving Screening Process
Our in-house expedited and cost-saving screening process rapidly identifies numerous saRNAs for targeted genes of choice. Each represents a candidate API.
Maximize Transcriptional Output
Additional tweaks improve medicinal properties and maximize transcriptional output for selected lead candidates.
Mechanism of RNAa
saRNA Targets Non-coding Regulatory Sequence
saRNA is loaded into the AGO2 protein and processed into a single-strand.
Cells with Target Endogenous Gene
AGO-saRNA complex enters the nucleus and recognizes a non-coding regulatory
sequence embedded in chromatin proximal to targeted gene and recruits
additional proteins to form to form the RITA complex.
Elevated Target Gene Protein Levels
Formation of the RITA complex augments steps of transcription
initiation/elongation via RNAPII enrichment/ phosphorylation
and epigenetic modification indicative of relaxed chromatin.
Enhanced target gene transcription boosts mRNA output
leading to an increase in protein production.