Degradation of nucleic acids in biological environments is a major drawback of the therapeutic use of aptamers. Among approaches used to circumvent this negative aspect, the introduction of 3'-3' inversion of polarity sites at the sequence 3'-end has successfully been proposed. However the introduction of inversion of polarity at the ends of the sequence has never been exploited for G-quadruplex forming aptamers. In this communication we describe CD, UV, electrophoretic and biochemical investigations concerning thrombin binding aptamer analogues containing one or two inversion of polarity sites at the oligonucleotide ends. Data indicate that, in some cases, this straightforward chemical modification is able to improve, at the same time, thermal stability, affinity to thrombin and nuclease resistance in biological environments, thus suggesting its general application as a post-SELEX modification also for other therapeutically promising aptamers adopting G-quadruplex structures.

A straightforward modification in the thrombin binding aptamer improving stability, affinity to thrombin and nuclease resistance / Esposito, Veronica; Scuotto, Maria; Capuozzo, Antonella; Santamaria, Rita; Varra, Michela; Mayol, Luciano; Virgilio, Antonella; Galeone, Aldo. - In: ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1477-0520. - 12:44(2014), pp. 8840-8843. [10.1039/C4OB01475H]

A straightforward modification in the thrombin binding aptamer improving stability, affinity to thrombin and nuclease resistance

ESPOSITO, VERONICA;SCUOTTO, MARIA;CAPUOZZO, ANTONELLA;SANTAMARIA, RITA;VARRA, MICHELA;MAYOL, LUCIANO;VIRGILIO, ANTONELLA;GALEONE, ALDO
2014

Abstract

Degradation of nucleic acids in biological environments is a major drawback of the therapeutic use of aptamers. Among approaches used to circumvent this negative aspect, the introduction of 3'-3' inversion of polarity sites at the sequence 3'-end has successfully been proposed. However the introduction of inversion of polarity at the ends of the sequence has never been exploited for G-quadruplex forming aptamers. In this communication we describe CD, UV, electrophoretic and biochemical investigations concerning thrombin binding aptamer analogues containing one or two inversion of polarity sites at the oligonucleotide ends. Data indicate that, in some cases, this straightforward chemical modification is able to improve, at the same time, thermal stability, affinity to thrombin and nuclease resistance in biological environments, thus suggesting its general application as a post-SELEX modification also for other therapeutically promising aptamers adopting G-quadruplex structures.
2014
A straightforward modification in the thrombin binding aptamer improving stability, affinity to thrombin and nuclease resistance / Esposito, Veronica; Scuotto, Maria; Capuozzo, Antonella; Santamaria, Rita; Varra, Michela; Mayol, Luciano; Virgilio, Antonella; Galeone, Aldo. - In: ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1477-0520. - 12:44(2014), pp. 8840-8843. [10.1039/C4OB01475H]
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