Nucleic acids research vol:20 issue:18 pages:4711-4716
Oligonucleotides containing 1-(2,4-dideoxy-beta-D-erythro-hexopyranosyl)thymine (2) and 1-(3,4-dideoxy-beta-D-erythro-hexopyranosyl)thymine (3) were synthesized on a solid support using the phosphoramidite approach. The properties of these oligonucleotides were compared with the earlier reported characteristics of oligonucleotides containing 1-(2,3-dideoxy-beta-D-erythro-hexopyranosyl) thymine (1). The order in enzymatic stability of end-substituted oligonucleotides is 3 greater than 1 much greater than 2. The hybridization properties of the modified oligonucleotides are in reverse order: 2 much greater than 1 greater than 3.