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Introduction of aptamer

  1. "Aptamers" Come from the word of Latin aptus - fit, and Greek meros – part.
  2. Aptamers are DNA or RNA folding into specific structure by their sequences.
  3. Like antibody, aptamers can specifically bind to its target.
  4. Aptamers are evolved in vitro by a combinatorial chemical method called SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential Enrichment)