Enzymatic hydrolysis and biological activity of oligonucleotides containing 5-substituted pyrimidine bases

L. Ötvös, J. Sági, Gy Sági, A. Szemzõ, F. D. Tóth, A. Jeney

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Abstract

Two series of alternating ODNs containing 5-n alkyl-, alkenyl- and alkynyl-dU and -dC units have been prepared in order to study the kinetics of their hydrolysis by SV PDE and human serum, respectively. Both in (r5dUpdA)10 and (r5dCpdG)6 series the rate of hydrolysis decreased with increasing length of side-chain. Replacement of thymidines by 5-hexynyl-dU in different antisense oligomers resulted in considerably higher biological activity relative to that of the thymidine-containing counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1666
Number of pages2
JournalNucleosides and Nucleotides
Volume18
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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