The preparation of a new class of backbone-modified PNA mimetic incorporating thymine is described. Target dipeptoid monomer 21 was synthesised from an N-[2-(thymin-1-yl)ethyl]glycinate ester and a properly protected iminodiacetic acid. The distinctive structural motif in the backbone is acarboxy group, inserted to impart water solubility to the oligomer. Two achiral oligopeptoid sequences (8-mer and 12-mer), characterised by the shift of the amide carbonyl group away from the nucleobase, were efficiently assembled according to solid-phase synthesis protocols. Thermal denaturation studies showed that the two homopyrimidine oligopeptoids do not effectively hybridise with complementary sequences of DNA and RNA or fully synthetic (2,4-diamino)triazin-6-yl-tagged peptoid 22. A possible reason could reside in the concurrent unfavourable influence of the anionic N-(carboxymethyl) moieties and the flexible nucleobase/backbone ethylene linker.

Design, synthesis, and hybridization of water-soluble, peptoid nucleic acid oligomers tagged with thymine.

MONTESARCHIO, DANIELA;COPPOLA, CINZIA;
2009

Abstract

The preparation of a new class of backbone-modified PNA mimetic incorporating thymine is described. Target dipeptoid monomer 21 was synthesised from an N-[2-(thymin-1-yl)ethyl]glycinate ester and a properly protected iminodiacetic acid. The distinctive structural motif in the backbone is acarboxy group, inserted to impart water solubility to the oligomer. Two achiral oligopeptoid sequences (8-mer and 12-mer), characterised by the shift of the amide carbonyl group away from the nucleobase, were efficiently assembled according to solid-phase synthesis protocols. Thermal denaturation studies showed that the two homopyrimidine oligopeptoids do not effectively hybridise with complementary sequences of DNA and RNA or fully synthetic (2,4-diamino)triazin-6-yl-tagged peptoid 22. A possible reason could reside in the concurrent unfavourable influence of the anionic N-(carboxymethyl) moieties and the flexible nucleobase/backbone ethylene linker.
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