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Title: Investigation of the DNA-dependent cyclohexenyl nucleic acid polymerization and the cyclohexenyl nucleic acid-dependent DNA polymerization
Authors: Kempeneers, Veerle ×
Renders, Marleen
Froeyen, Mathy
Herdewijn, Piet #
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Publisher: Oxford univ press
Series Title: Nucleic acids research vol:33 issue:12 pages:3828-36
Abstract: DNA polymerases from different evolutionary families [Vent (exo-) DNA polymerase from the B-family polymerases, Taq DNA polymerase from the A-family polymerases and HIV reverse transcriptase from the reverse transcriptase family] were examined for their ability to incorporate the sugar-modified cyclohexenyl nucleoside triphosphates. All enzymes were able to use the cyclohexenyl nucleotides as a substrate. Using Vent (exo-) DNA polymerase and HIV reverse transcriptase, we were even able to incorporate seven consecutive cyclohexenyl nucleotides. Using a cyclohexenyl nucleic acid (CeNA) template, all enzymes tested were also able to synthesize a short DNA fragment. Since the DNA-dependent CeNA polymerization and the CeNA-dependent DNA polymerization is possible to a limited extend, we suggest CeNA as an ideal candidate to use in directed evolution methods for the development of a polymerase capable of replicating CeNA.
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ISSN: 0305-1048
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Medicinal Chemistry (Rega Institute)
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