User talk:JonMoulton

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(Note from Jon Moulton): Due to the extensive use of Morpholino oligos for research that is not part of the search for antisense therapeutics, I recommend against merging Morpholino with Antisense therapy. Due to the structural dissimilarity between Morpholino and Antisense mRNA, I similarly suggest that these headings should not be merged but merely cross-referenced (see the figure in the Morpholino article for a structural comparison). You may remove nospam if you wish to contact me directly:

Hi John, that was really a note to myself and I would not change anything so big without consulting the talk pages of the relevent pages first. Due to time constraints it will not happen soon but thanks for the input. With regard to morpholino I see what you mean about the structure, I looked more closely at your figure. I was thinking of the functional similarity with regard to siRNA, miRNA. It just seemed that the other two articles did not really add too much more but cross referencing could work well too. One of the frustrating things with wikipedia is the lack of a good contents or index type system. I suppose the search can work well but I suppose it would be nice to see concept maps etc. that can link all these ideas together. I am sure there are many related articles out there that get missed due to a lack of cross referencing. David D. 22:05, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Re: capitalization of "Morpholino": I didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the article that "Morpholino" is a trade name. Also, the listed references used the term "morpholino" uncapitalized, so I assumed that the capitalization was in error. If it is in fact a trade name, I would suggest reverting my edit and adding some text to indicate that it is a trade name. Julesd 17:06, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

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If you have any questions, just leave a message on my talk page. Thanks again. --Secretlondon 23:40, 12 September 2005 (UTC)


You just made a change that says red blood cells have no DNA but cannot divide. Did you really mean that? Did you mean "have no DNA and therefore cannot divide," or "have no DNA but can divide"?P0M 16:43, 20 September 2005 (UTC)


Good advertising for Morpholinos there! ;-) Rockpocket 02:18, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

It is generally considered good practice to avoid extensive editing on subjects that one has a financial interest in. Though of course, that must be balanced against the fact that people with expert knowledge of a subject are often close to it. That said, I have no problem with your input regarding Morpholinos, Jon, and i was only jesting above. Keep up the good work (both here and at GeneTools!) Rockpocket 17:45, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Source of morpholino[edit]

Hi Jon, I see you are a frequent editor of Morpholino, looks good (it is absolutely not my field, but I understand what the company is doing). But I wanted to say something about the links to gene-tools and AVI BioPharma. The reason a page like Wikipedia:Chemical sources exists, is mainly to be able to remove ALL external links to companies sites (more specifically at the moment, I only leave deeplinks to property-pages on company sites, I remove links to homepages). A nice second option that that page give, is that one should be able to find MSDS, spectra, etc. on the same page (if at a certain moment we could make the links from CAS numbers, INCHI etc., but that is another problem).

Having said that, morpholino is not a single compound, it is a group of specifically targeted compounds, it is not associated with one compound-number, for that reason, the ChemicalSources template is indeed not in its place, and indeed should be removed (I have gone through more than 2300 chemical substances, I may have made some mistakes in placing the tag on some of the pages). But, I do believe that links to the companies should be removed from the morpholino site (all of them), the way they are now presented makes them commercial links (I know there are more pages out there that have such links, I probably would make a similar point to those pages when I encounter them). What would be a good way to circumvent things, is write pages about each of the two companies (e.g. like Dow Chemical Company), and put a link to the company homepage (and maybe some similar links) in a section at the bottom.

Hope to see you around. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:28, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi Dirk,

I set up a Gene Tools page and make the links live to that new page and the existing AVI Biopharma page. That seems a good solution.

Regards, JonMoulton 22:16, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

WOW morpholino references[edit]

WOW, i was just thinking of getting around to that, excellent job! It must have taken you ages. David D. (Talk) 18:52, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi David D., that was a few hours of learning, cutting and pasting, reformatting and troubleshooting. I like the format, you gave me just enough information to get started. Thanks! JonMoulton 19:20, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Cell Penetrating Peptides[edit]

Do you really need to cite 5 of your own papers on the CPP page? Considering that DNA delivery is only a small subset of the applications of CPPs, it would be nice to see a more balanced citation list, perhaps of other competitors in the field.

Best, AndrewHires 04:03, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Andrew,

Those are not my papers. My wife was involved in those publications, sometimes as PI and sometimes only because others used her conjugates. I am familiar with the cell penetrating peptide development effort at AVI BioParma, had those references handy and have read the papers cited there; I've not undertaken a broad search for other papers, nor would I feel comfortable citing other papers which I have not read. You are welcome to edit, of course.

Regards, JonMoulton 14:58, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi Jon,

Thanks for fixing my error on the zebrafish page. Seems my old genetics lecturer made a boo-boo, or maybe I just misremembered. –Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 06:09, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

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Note to myself[edit]

I owe a review on:

Anticancer trials[edit]

I was talking about this and this trial. TimVickers 16:12, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I hadn't picked up the difference. Perhaps other people might also find this confusing. Could you highlight the distinction between small molecule and oligo morpholinos in the article? TimVickers 16:47, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Morpholino GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

I have reviewed Morpholino for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since you are a main contributor of the article (determined based on this tool), I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:57, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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