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Novel strategies for the site-specific covalent labelling of nucleic acids

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Abstract

To broaden the scope of applications in DNA nano- and biotechnology, material science, diagnostics and molecular recognition the functionalization of DNA is of utmost importance. In the last decade many new methods have been developed to achieve this goal. Apart from the direct chemical synthesis of modified DNA by automated phosphoramidite chemistry incorporation of labelled triphosphates and the post-synthetic labelling approach evolved as valuable methods. New bioorthogonal reactions as Diels–Alder, click and Staudinger ligations pushed forward the post-synthetic approach as new insights into DNA polymerase substrate specifity allowed generation and amplification of labelled DNA strands. These novel developments are summarized herein.

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The article was received on 04 Jun 2008, accepted on 18 Jul 2008 and first published on 25 Sep 2008


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B809528K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008,0, 5675-5685

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    Novel strategies for the site-specific covalent labelling of nucleic acids

    S. H. Weisbrod and A. Marx, Chem. Commun., 2008, 0, 5675
    DOI: 10.1039/B809528K

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