Stable DNA triple helix formation using oligonucleotides containing 2'-aminoethoxy,5-propargylamino-U.
We have prepared oligonucleotides containing the novel base analogue 2'-aminoethoxy,5-propargylamino-U in place of thymidine and examined their ability to form intermolecular and intramolecular triple helices by DNase I footprinting and thermal melting studies. The results were compared with those for oligonucleotides containing 5-propargylamino-dU and 2'-aminoethoxy-T. We find that the bis-substituted derivative produces a large increase in triplex stability, much greater than that produced ...Expand abstract
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