Definition of poly I:C
: a synthetic 2-stranded RNA that induces interferon formation and is composed of one strand consisting entirely of cytosine-containing nucleotides and one strand consisting entirely of inosine-containing nucleotides
Variants of poly i:c
Origin of poly i:c
poly- + inosinic acid + cytidylic acid
First Known Use: 1969
Medical Definition of poly I:C
: a synthetic 2-stranded RNA composed of one strand of polyinosinic acid and one strand of polycytidylic acid that induces interferon formation and has been used experimentally as an anticancer and antiviral agent—called also poly I·poly C
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