Barry A. Linkletter

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DNG is a DNA analogue wherein the negatively charged phosphate backbone linkages have been replaced by achiral positively charged guanidinium linkages and has high affinity for complimentary DNA. The synthesis of these compounds in solution phase has been severely limited due to diminishing yields and solubility limitations. For the first time, an efficient(More)
A solid-phase synthesis for a DNA analogue with a mixed guanidinium and urea backbone is reported. This material is nearly identical in structure to deoxynucleic guanidine (DNG) but the neutral urea internucleoside linkages can be used to attenuate the overall positive charge on the oligomer. The opposite charge attraction between urea containing DNG(More)
The first stepwise solid-phase synthesis of deoxynucleic guanidine (DNG), a positively charged DNA analog, using controlled pore glass as the solid support is reported. For the first time, purine bases have been incorporated into the DNG oligomer and DNG has been synthesized using a solid-phase method, proceeding in the 3'-->5' direction, that is compatible(More)
The synthesis of novel fully protected guanidinium linked dinucleoside for incorporation into oligonucleotide using solid-phase DNA synthesis methodology was developed. The three different protecting groups selected allow different deprotection conditions.
A practical solid-phase synthesis of deoxynucleic guanidine (DNG), a positively charged DNA backbone analogue, is reported. The nucleoside coupling step in the solid-phase synthesis of DNG involves the attack of a terminal 3′-amine upon an electronically activated 5′-carbodiimide to create a protected guanidinium internucleoside linkage. The activated(More)
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