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Chemicals and Drugs

2011

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Design And Syntheses Of Fluorescent Cytosine Analogues, David W. Dodd Apr 2011

Design And Syntheses Of Fluorescent Cytosine Analogues, David W. Dodd

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The avid hybridization of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) to DNA and RNA along with the molecule’s biological stability has led it to be used in both antisense and antigene capacities. PNA acts against translation via a steric blockade mechanism. It is therefore reasonable to assume that increased heteroduplex stability could lead to increased potency. Two ways of doing this were explored. I) N-Terminal attachment of a platinous chloride chelating moiety to PNA complementary to Xenopus noggin was synthesized with the objective of selective, covalent platination of the target transcript in vivo. Phenotypes consistent with knockdown of the selected ...