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Parallel synthesis of H-pin polyamides by alkene metathesis on solid phase.

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Autori: Bogdan Olenyuk, Cristian Jitianu, and Peter B. Dervan

Editorial: J Am Chem Soc., 125, p.4741, 2003.


A small library of H-pin polyamides with variable aliphatic bridge lengths (CH2)n, where n = 4-8, connecting a central Py/Py pair was prepared via parallel synthesis with Ru-catalyzed alkene metathesis on solid phase as a complexity-generating cross-linking reaction. DNA binding affinities and sequence specificities were analyzed for each member of the library to determine the optimum linker length. An H-pin polyamide with a six-methylene bridge was found to have the highest affinity to its match site with high selectivity over a 1-bp mismatch site. The relationship between the number of methylenes in the linker (CH2)n and affinity is n = 6 > 4 > 7 > 5 > 8. These results indicate that 6 followed by 4 methylene-bridged polyamides represent the optimum spacer length for the H-pin motif in the DNA minor groove. Importantly, the H-pin is competitive with hairpin polyamides with respect to affinity and specificity. The metathesis-based convergent synthetic route to H-pin polyamides expands the scope of readily available DNA recognition motifs for small molecule-based gene regulation studies.

Cuvinte cheie: Polyamides, Metathesis, Solid Phase