Oligonucleotides forming an i-motif: the pH-dependent assembly of individual strands and branched structures containing 2 `-deoxy-5-propynylcytidine

Autor(en): Seela, Frank
Budow, Simone
Leonard, Peter
Stichwörter: BASE-PAIRS; Chemistry; Chemistry, Organic; CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE; DG-QUARTET; DNA STRUCTURES; GOLD NANOPARTICLE PROBES; HUMAN TELOMERE; MODIFIED OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC-ACIDS; RICH STRAND; TERMINAL ALKYNES
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Herausgeber: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Journal: ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
Volumen: 5
Ausgabe: 12
Startseite: 1858
Seitenende: 1872
Zusammenfassung: 
Non-branched and branched oligonucleotides incorporating consecutive runs of 2'-deoxy-5-propynylcytidine residues (2) instead of 2'-deoxycytidine (1) were synthesized. For this, phosphoramidite building blocks of 2'-deoxy-5-propynylcytidine (3a-c) were prepared using acetyl, benzoyl or N,N-di-n-butylaminomethylidene protecting groups. The formation of the i-motif assemblies incorporating 2'-deoxy-5-propynylcytidine residues was confirmed by temperature-dependent CD- and UV-spectra as well as by ion-exchange chromatography. The low pK(a)-value of nucleoside 2 (pK(a)=3.3) compared to dC (pK(a)=4.5) required strong acidic conditions for i-motif formation. Branched oligonucleotide residues with strands in a parallel orientation lead to a strong stabilization of the i-motif allowing aggregation even at non-optimal pH conditions (pH=5). The immobilization of oligonucleotides incorporating multiple residues of 2 on 15 nm gold nanoparticles generated DNA-gold nanoparticle conjugates which are able to aggregate into i-motif structures at pH 5.
ISSN: 14770520
DOI: 10.1039/b704583b

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