Cucurbiturils as supramolecular inhibitors of DNA restriction by type II endonucleases†
Cucurbiturils (CB6 and CB7) were shown to inhibit the enzymatically catalyzed restriction of plasmids and linear DNA. This effect can be inverted by supramolecular masking of the macrocycles through competitive complexation with polyamines. These experiments provide supramolecular control of biocatalytic processes.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water