Two-Holder Strategy for Efficient and Selective Synthesis of Lk 1 ssDNA Catenane
AbstractDNA catenanes are characterized by their flexible and dynamic motions and have been regarded as one of the key players in sophisticated DNA-based molecular machines. There, the linking number (Lk) between adjacent interlocked rings is one of the most critical factors, since it governs the feasibility of dynamic motions. However, there has been no established way to synthesize catenanes in which Lk is controlled to a predetermined value. This paper reports a new methodology to selectively synthesize Lk 1 catenanes composed of single-stranded DNA rings, in which these rings can most freely rotate each other due to minimal inter-ring interactions. To the mixture for the synthesis, two holder strands (oligonucleotides of 18–46 nt) were added, and the structure of the quasi-catenane intermediate was interlocked through Watson–Crick base pairings into a favorable conformation for Lk 1 catenation. The length of the complementary part between the two quasi-rings was kept at 10 bp or shorter. Under these steric constraints, two quasi-rings were cyclized with the use of T4 DNA ligase. By this simple procedure, the formation of undesired topoisomers (Lk ≥ 2) was almost completely inhibited, and Lk 1 catenane was selectively prepared in high yield up to 70 mole%. These Lk 1 catenanes have high potentials as dynamic parts for versatile DNA architectures. View Full-Text
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Li, Q.; Li, J.; Cui, Y.; Liu, S.; An, R.; Liang, X.; Komiyama, M. Two-Holder Strategy for Efficient and Selective Synthesis of Lk 1 ssDNA Catenane. Molecules 2018, 23, 2270.
Li Q, Li J, Cui Y, Liu S, An R, Liang X, Komiyama M. Two-Holder Strategy for Efficient and Selective Synthesis of Lk 1 ssDNA Catenane. Molecules. 2018; 23(9):2270.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Qi; Li, Jing; Cui, Yixiao; Liu, Sheng; An, Ran; Liang, Xingguo; Komiyama, Makoto. 2018. "Two-Holder Strategy for Efficient and Selective Synthesis of Lk 1 ssDNA Catenane." Molecules 23, no. 9: 2270.
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