Modulation of Group I Ribozyme Activity by Cationic Porphyrins
AbstractThe effects of cationic porphyrins on the catalytic activities of four group I ribozymes were investigated. A cationic porphyrin possessing four pyridinium moieties (pPyP) inhibited two group IC3 ribozymes (Syn Rz and Azo Rz) and a group IC1 ribozyme (Tet Rz). In the case of a group IA2 ribozyme (Td Rz), however, pPyP served not only as an inhibitor but also as an activator, and the effects of pPyP were dependent on its concentration. To analyze the structural and electronic factors determining the effects of pPyP on group I ribozymes, three cationic porphyrins (pPyNCP, pPyF4P, and TMPyP) were also examined. As interactions between small organic molecules and nucleic acids are attractive and important issues in biochemistry and biotechnology, this study contributes to the development of porphyrin-based molecules that can modulate functions of structured RNA molecules. View Full-Text
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Matsumura, S.; Ito, T.; Tanaka, T.; Furuta, H.; Ikawa, Y. Modulation of Group I Ribozyme Activity by Cationic Porphyrins. Biology 2015, 4, 251-263.
Matsumura S, Ito T, Tanaka T, Furuta H, Ikawa Y. Modulation of Group I Ribozyme Activity by Cationic Porphyrins. Biology. 2015; 4(2):251-263.Chicago/Turabian Style
Matsumura, Shigeyoshi; Ito, Tatsunobu; Tanaka, Takahiro; Furuta, Hiroyuki; Ikawa, Yoshiya. 2015. "Modulation of Group I Ribozyme Activity by Cationic Porphyrins." Biology 4, no. 2: 251-263.