The recognition of DNA binding molecules in the DNA strand exchange reaction

Aya Shintani, Nobu Tojyo, Asako Yamayoshi, Arihiro Kano, Atsushi Maruyama

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Abstract

We have studied DNA strand exchange reactions (SERs) between double stranded (ds) DNA and single-stranded (ss) DNA. Recently, we have demonstrated that cationic comb-type copolymers (CCCs) accelerated the SER by more than four orders. It is widely known that DNA binding ligands can change the structures and the properties of DNAs in a sequence-dependent or -independent manner. Then we have studied the influence of these ligands on the kinetics of the DNA strand exchange reaction. Though either Distamycin or Hoechst 33258 showed a minor effect on the DNA melting, these ligands significantly affected on the kinetics of the SER. This might suggest that we could analyze DNA binding ligands using the SER.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4991-4992
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period9/20/069/22/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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