cDNA. DNA that is synthesized by the enzyme reverse transcriptase by using mRNA as a template. The initial product is a single-stranded DNA molecule that is complementary to the sequence of the mRNA.
Antibodies to DNA, typical autoantibody which particularly occurs in connective tissue disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in the active phases.
anti-sense DNA strand, the DNA strand of a gene that is used as a template for RNA polymerase during transcription to synthesize a complementary mRNA strand.