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Effect of nucleobase change on cytosine deamination through DNA photo-cross-linking reaction via 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside

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Abstract

Photo-chemical deamination of cytosine using 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside (CNVK) mediated photo-cross-linking is a technique for site-directed mutagenesis. Using this technique in vivo requires the elimination of a high-temperature incubation step; instead, incubation should be carried out under physiological conditions. To improve the reactivity of CNVK mediated photo-cross-link induced deamination of cytosine under physiological conditions, an evaluation of base pairing in cytosine was carried out with respect to its deamination. Guanine was replaced with 4 different counter bases (inosine, 2-aminopurine, 5-nitroindole, and nebularine), showing distinct hydrogen bonding patterns with target cytosine, which was incorporated at the −1 position with respect to CNVK in the CNVK-modified photo-responsive oligodeoxyribonucleotides to ascertain the role of hydrogen bonding in deamination under physiological conditions. Among the counter bases, inosine showed the highest acceleration towards the photo-induced deamination reaction.

Graphical abstract: Effect of nucleobase change on cytosine deamination through DNA photo-cross-linking reaction via 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2017, accepted on 18 Apr 2017 and first published on 20 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7MB00082K
Citation: Mol. BioSyst., 2017,13, 1152-1156
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    Effect of nucleobase change on cytosine deamination through DNA photo-cross-linking reaction via 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside

    S. Sethi, M. Ooe, T. Sakamoto and K. Fujimoto, Mol. BioSyst., 2017, 13, 1152
    DOI: 10.1039/C7MB00082K

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