An isocytidine derivative with a 2-amino-6-methylpyridine unit for selective recognition of the CG interrupting site in an antiparallel triplex DNA

Hidenori Okamura, Yosuke Taniguchi, Shigeki Sasaki

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Abstract

Sequence-specific recognition of duplex DNA mediated by triple helix formation offers a potential basis for oligonucleotide therapy and biotechnology. However, triplex formation is limited mostly to homopurine strands, due to poor stabilization at CG or TA base pairs in the target duplex DNA sequences. Several non-natural nucleosides have been designed for the recognition of CG or TA base pairs within an antiparallel triplex DNA. Nevertheless, problems including low selectivity and high dependence on the neighboring bases remain unsolved. We thus synthesized N2-arylmethyl isodC derivatives and incorporated them into triplex-forming oligonucleotides (TFOs) for the selective recognition of the CG base pair within antiparallel triplex DNA. It was shown that an isodC derivative bearing a 2-amino-6-methylpyridine moiety (AP-isodC) recognizes the CG base pair with high selectivity in antiparallel triplex DNA irrespective of the flanking base pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2374-2378
Number of pages5
JournalChemBioChem
Volume15
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 3 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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