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Sequence-specific recognition of DNA by a major and minor groove binding ligand

Szewczyk, Jason W. and Baird, Eldon E. and Dervan, Peter B. (1996) Sequence-specific recognition of DNA by a major and minor groove binding ligand. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 35 (13-14). pp. 1487-1489. ISSN 1433-7851. doi:10.1002/anie.199614871.

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A combination of the binding models for the simultaneous recognition of both grooves of DNA led to the design of a polyamide–oligonucleotide ligand that binds to a specific DNA sequence with an association constant of K_a > 2 × 10^(10) M^(−1). The oligonucleotide portion forms a triple helix in the major groove of DNA, and the polyamide unit forms a hairpin in the minor groove (see ribbon model below).

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Additional Information:© 1996 VCH Verlagsgesellschuft mbH. Received: March 3. 1996. We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health for support (GM-27681) and to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a Predoctoral Fellowship to E. E. B.
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Subject Keywords:DNA; polyamides; triple helices
Issue or Number:13-14
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Official Citation:Szewczyk, J. W., Baird, E. E. and Dervan, P. B. (1996), Sequence-Specific Recognition of DNA by a Major and Minor Groove Binding Ligand. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 35: 1487–1489. doi:10.1002/anie.199614871
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