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Title: Hybridization potential of oligonucleotides comprising 3'-O-methylated altritol nucleosides
Authors: Chatelain, G
Schepers, Guy
Rozenski, Jef
Van Aerschot, Arthur # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: ESCOM Science Publishers
Series Title: Molecular Diversity vol:16 issue:4 pages:825-837
Abstract: A series of 3'-O-methylated-d-altrohexitol nucleoside analogs (MANA) was synthesized comprising all four base moieties, adenine, cytosine, uracil, and guanine. These monomers were incorporated into oligonucleotides (ONs) by automated solid phase synthesis and the thermal and thermodynamic stability of all new modified constructs were evaluated. Data were compared with results obtained for both anhydrohexitol (HNAs) and 3'-O-altrohexitol-modified ONs (ANAs). We hereby demonstrate that ONs modified with MANA monomers have an improved thermal and thermodynamic stability compared to RNA, ANA, or HNA containing ONs of which the extent depends on the number of incorporated moieties and their position in the sequence. Thermodynamic analysis afforded comparable or even improved results in comparison with the incorporation of locked nucleic acids. While the specificity of these new synthons is slightly lower compared to mismatches within RNA double strands, it is similar to the discrimination potential of other hexitol modifications (HNA and ANA) which already proved their biologic interest, highlighting the potential of MANA constructs in antisense and in siRNA applications.
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ISSN: 1381-1991
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Medicinal Chemistry (Rega Institute)
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