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HocusLocus, LLC is a biotechnology-based startup company that aims to exploit an endogenous novel regulatory mechanism of RNA-based interactions in the cell. The technology, termed structurally interacting RNA (sxRNA), was originally described by the Tenenbaum Lab at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Broadly speaking, sxRNA provides a method to make a message “switchable”, where we can control the functionality of the RNA-RBP complex as a result of a trans-interaction with a miRNA.
We are using this mechanism both to control translation of an mRNA in order to selectively express protein in specific cell types, and to create a new class of miRNA inhibitors which can potentially be used as therapeutics.