Binding of two bis-bipyridine minor groove binders to a DNA template in the presence of Cu2+ ions.

John A. Brazier, Ippei Onishi, Shigeki Sasaki

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Abstract

Some diseases are associated with abnormally extended regions of triplet repeats. These repeating regions are an attractive target for both diagnostic and therapeutic goals. In an attempt to approach to this goal, we have focused on establishment of an allosteric binding mechanism, in which the binding of the ligand promotes the next ligand binding. In the previous study, we already reported that the ligand having the bipyridine unit for binding with Cu(2+) and the Hoechst33258 for binding to A(3)T(3) site displayed Cu(2+)- mediated assembly on the DNA with two A(3)T(3) sites. In this study, we synthesized the new ligands containing two bipyridine units attached to Hoechst33258 by different length linkers. It was expected that the bipyridine-Cu(2+) complexation would enhance assembly of a number of the ligand on the DNA sequence with repeating regions. UV spectroscopy has been used to demonstrate the binding of these ligands to a DNA template mediated by the complexation of Cu(2+) ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-108
Number of pages2
JournalNucleic acids symposium series (2004)
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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