Synthesis of 2',4' -Propylene-Bridged (Carba-ENA) Thymidine and Its Analogues: The Engineering of Electrostatic and Steric Effects at the Bottom of the Minor Groove for Nuclease and Thermodynamic Stabilities and Elicitation of RNase H
2010 (English)In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 75, no 21, 7112-7128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
2',4'-Propylene-bridged thymidine (carba-ENA-T) and five 8'-Me/NH2/OH modified carba-ENA-T analogues have been prepared through intramolecular radical addition to C=N of the tethered oxime-ether. These carba-ENA nucleosides have been subsequently incorporated into 15mer oligodeoxynucleotides (AON), and their affinity toward cDNA and RNA, nuclease resistance, and RNase H recruitment capability have been investigated in comparison with those of the native and ENA counterparts. These carba-ENAs modified AONs are highly RNA-selective since all of them led to slight thermal stabilization effect for the AON: RNA duplex, but quite large destabilization effect for the AON:DNA duplex. It was found that different C8' substituents (at the bottom of the minor groove) on carba-ENA-T only led to rather small variation of thermal stability of the AON:RNA duplexes. We, however, observed that the parent carba-ENA-T modified AONs exhibited higher nucleolytic stability than those of the ENA-T modified counterparts. The nucleolytic stability of carba-ENA-T modified AONs can be further modulated by C8' substituent to variable extents depending on not only the chemical nature but also the stereochemical orientation of the C8' substituents: Thus, (1) 8'S-Me on carba-ENA increases the nucleolytic stability but 8'R-Me leads to a decreased effect; (2) 8'R-OH on carba-ENA had little, if any, effect on nuclease resistance hut 8'S-OH resulted in significantly decreased nucleolytic stability; and (3) 8'-NH2 substituted carba-ENA leads to obvious loss in the nuclease resistance. The RNA strand in all of the carba-ENA derivatives modified AON:RNA hybrid duplexes can be digested by RNase HI with high efficiency, even at twice the rate of those of the native and ENA modified counterpart.
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2010. Vol. 75, no 21, 7112-7128 p.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134109DOI: 10.1021/jo101207dISI: 000283531100009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-134109DiVA: diva2:374266