alexa Recognition of duplex RNA by helix-threading peptides.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics

Author(s): Gooch BD, Beal PA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Many important biological processes, from the interferon antiviral response to the generation of microRNA regulators of translation, involve duplex RNA. Small molecules capable of binding duplex RNA structures with high affinity and selectivity will be useful in regulating these processes and, as such, are valuable research tools and potentially therapeutic. In this paper, the synthesis and duplex RNA-binding properties of EDTA.Fe-modified peptide-intercalator conjugates (PICs) are described. Peptide appendages at the 4- and 9-positions of the planar acridine ring system render these PICs threading intercalators, directing the substituents into both grooves of double helical RNA simultaneously. Directed hydroxyl radical cleavage experiments conducted with varying RNA stem-loop structures indicate a preferred binding polarity with the N- and C-termini of the PIC in the minor and major grooves, respectively. However, this binding polarity is shown to be dependent on both the structure of the PIC and the RNA secondary structure adjacent to the intercalation site. Definition of the minimal RNA structure required for binding to one of these PICs led to the identification of an intercalation site in a pre-microRNA from Caenorhabditis elegans. Results presented will guide both rational design and combinatorial approaches for the generation of new RNA binding PICs and will continue to facilitate the identification of naturally occurring RNA targets for these small molecules. Copyright 2004 American Chemical Society This article was published in J Am Chem Soc and referenced in Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords