Previous studies indicate that some perylene bisimide derivatives can drive the assembly of DNA G-quadruplexes, thus suggesting the possible advantage in the adoption of perylene-conjugated G-rich oligonucleotides in biological and biotechnological applications. Nevertheless, the typical poor solubility of perylene bisimides strongly limits the number of suitable chemical strategies to prepare perylene-conjugated oligonucleotides. In order to overcome these difficulties, we employed the earlier described core twisted perylene derivatives possessing unique optical and electronic properties, besides good solubility in common solvents. As a first result, the large-scale synthesis of a new dibromoperylene derivative (PEOEBr) phosphoramidite building block is herein reported. Furthermore, the structural behavior of the conjugated PEOEBr-GGGTTAGGG (HTRp2) human telomeric repeat was investigated by using CD, UV, fluorescence, and gel electrophoresis techniques in desalted water and in K(+)- and Na(+)-containing buffers. We observed that the peculiar property of PEOEBr moieties to form dimers instead of extended aggregates drives the HTRp2 strands toward dimerization and mainly promotes the formation of quadruplex species having both the 5'-ends located at the same side of the structures. However, the counterions present in solutions (K(+) or Na(+)) as well as the strand concentration, also contribute to influence the topology and the stoichiometry of formed structures. Furthermore, unlike the unmodified sequence GGGTTAGGG (HTR2), HTRp2 strands quickly associate into G-quadruplexes even in desalted water, as assessed by CD experiments.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo
|Titolo:||Synthesis of a Dibromoperylene Phosphoramidite Building Block and Its Incorporation at the 5 ' End of a G-Quadruplex Forming Oligonucleotide: Spectroscopic Properties and Structural Studies of the Resulting Dibromoperylene Conjugate|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|