DNA-guided DNA interference by a prokaryotic Argonaute

J. van der Oost (Inventor), D.C. Swarts (Inventor)

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Abstract

This disclosure provides for compositions and methods for the use of designed nucleic acid-targeting nucleic acids, Argonautes, and complexes thereof. In one aspect, the disclosure provides for a composition comprising: a complex comprising: an Argonaute and a designed nucleic acid-targeting nucleic acid; and a target nucleic acid, wherein the designed nucleic acid-targeting nucleic acid is hybridized to the target nucleic acid. In some embodiments, the target nucleic acid is double-stranded. In some embodiments, the Argonaute comprises at least 30% amino acid identity to a prokaryotic Argonaute. In some embodiments, the Argonaute comprises at least 30% amino acid identity to a bacterial Argonaute. In some embodiments, the Argonaute comprises at least 30% amino acid identity to an archaeal Argonaute. In some embodiments, the Argonaute comprises at least 30% amino acid identity to an Argonaute from a mesophile. In some embodiments, the Argonaute comprises at least 30% amino acid identity to an Argonaute from a thermophile.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2014189628
Priority date11/04/13
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2014

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