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Selenomethylene locked nucleic acid enables reversible hybridization in response to redox changes

Morihiro, K., Kodama, T., Kentefu, ., Moai, Y., Veedu, R.N. and Obika, S. (2013) Selenomethylene locked nucleic acid enables reversible hybridization in response to redox changes. Angewandte Chemie: International Edition, 52 (19). pp. 5074-5078.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201300555
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Abstract

Locking up selenium: A new conformationally restricted nucleic acid with a 2′,4′-selenomethylene bridge (SeLNA) can be reversibly converted into its oxidized form (SeOLNA), and the hybridization of a modified oligonucleotide was shown to be dependent on the oxidation state. A SeLNA-modified molecular-beacon-type probe (see scheme; F=fluorophore, Q=quencher) can be used as a sensor for changes in the redox environment.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27361
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