Rapid and efficient hybridization-triggered crosslinking within a DNA duplex by an oligodeoxyribonucleotide bearing a conjugated cyclopropapyrroloindole.

Abstract:

:The antitumor antibiotic CC-1065 binds in the minor groove of double-stranded DNA, and the cyclopropapyrroloindole (CPI) subunit of the drug alkylates adjacent adenines at their N-3 position. We have attached racemic CPI to oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs) via a terminal phosphorothioate at either the 3'- or 5'-end of the ODNs. These conjugates were remarkably stable in aqueous solution at neutral pH even in the presence of strong nucleophiles. When a 3'-CPI-ODN conjugate was hybridized to a complementary DNA strand at 37 degrees C, the CPI moiety alkylated nearby adenine bases of the complement efficiently and rapidly, with a half-life of a few minutes. The 4'-CPR- ODN conjugate showed very little reactivity within the duplex. CPI-ODN conjugates should be highly effective sequence-specific inhibitors of single-stranded viral DNA replication or gene selective inhibitors of transcription initiation.

journal_name

Nucleic Acids Res

journal_title

Nucleic acids research

authors

Lukhtanov EA,Podyminogin MA,Kutyavin IV,Meyer RB,Gamper HB

doi

10.1093/nar/24.4.683

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1996-02-15 00:00:00

pages

683-7

issue

4

eissn

0305-1048

issn

1362-4962

pii

5j0636

journal_volume

24

pub_type

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