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Protected 2′-deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate building blocks for the photocaging of epigenetic 5-(hydroxymethyl)cytosine in DNA

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2′-Deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) containing 5-(hydroxymethyl)cytosine (5hmC) protected with photocleavable groups (2-nitrobenzyl or 6-nitropiperonyl) were prepared and studied as substrates for the enzymatic synthesis of oligonucleotides and DNA containing a photocaged epigenetic 5hmC base. DNA probes containing photocaged or free 5hmC in the recognition sequence of restriction endonucleases were prepared and used for the study of the photorelease of caged DNA by UV or visible light at different wavelengths. The nitrobenzyl-protected dNTP was a slightly better substrate for DNA polymerases in primer extension or PCR, whereas the nitropiperonyl-protected nucleotide underwent slightly faster photorelease at 400 nm. However, both photocaged building blocks can be used in polymerase synthesis and the photorelease of 5hmC in DNA.

Graphical abstract: Protected 2′-deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate building blocks for the photocaging of epigenetic 5-(hydroxymethyl)cytosine in DNA

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The article was received on 11 May 2018, accepted on 08 Jun 2018 and first published on 08 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01106K
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 5427-5432
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    Protected 2′-deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate building blocks for the photocaging of epigenetic 5-(hydroxymethyl)cytosine in DNA

    S. Boháčová, Z. Vaníková, L. Poštová Slavětínská and M. Hocek, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 5427
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01106K

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