Dmytro Honcharenko

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The use of chemically synthesized short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is currently the method of choice to manipulate gene expression in mammalian cell culture, yet improvements of siRNA design is expectably required for successful application in vivo. Several studies have aimed at improving siRNA performance through the introduction of chemical modifications(More)
The 2-(4-tolylsulfonyl)ethoxymethyl (TEM) as a new 2'-OH protecting group is reported for solid-supported RNA synthesis using phosphoramidite chemistry. The usefulness of the 2'-O-TEM group is exemplified by the synthesis of 12 different oligo-RNAs of various sizes (14-38 nucleotides long). The stepwise coupling yield varied from 97-99% with an optimized(More)
Herein, we present a new sandwich assay design containing a high affinity polypeptide scaffold as immobilized capture element and an antibody for detection. These polypeptide scaffolds provide a good affinity towards one antigen and can be linked to biosensor surfaces without affecting their binding capabilities. Furthermore, the small peptides are very(More)
The 2'-deoxy-2'-N,4'-C-ethylene-bridged thymidine (aza-ENA-T) has been synthesized using a key cyclization step involving 2'-ara-trifluoromethylsufonyl-4'-cyanomethylene 11 to give a pair of 3',5'-bis-OBn-protected diastereomerically pure aza-ENA-Ts (12a and 12b) with the fused piperidino skeleton in the chair conformation, whereas the pentofuranosyl moiety(More)
In order to understand how the chemical nature of the conformational constraint of the sugar moiety in ON/RNA(DNA) dictates the duplex structure and reactivity, we have determined molecular structures and dynamics of the conformationally constrained 1',2'-azetidine- and 1',2'-oxetane-fused thymidines, as well as their 2',4'-fused thymine (T) counterparts(More)
The DNA probes (ODNs) containing a 2'-N-(pyren-1-yl)-group on the conformationally locked nucleosides [2'-N-(pyren-1-yl)carbonyl-azetidine thymidine, Aze-pyr (X), and 2'-N-(pyren-1-yl)carbonyl-aza-ENA thymidine, Aza-ENA-pyr (Y)], show that they can bind to complementary RNA more strongly than to the DNA. The Aze-pyr (X) containing ODNs with the(More)
[structures: see text] The synthesis of novel 1',2'-aminomethylene bridged (6-aza-2-oxabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane) "azetidine" pyrimidine nucleosides and their transformations to the corresponding phosphoramidite building blocks (20, 39, and 42) for automated solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis is reported. The novel bicyclonucleoside "azetidine" monomers were(More)
The RNase H cleavage potential of the RNA strand basepaired with the complementary antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) containing North-East conformationally constrained 1',2'-methylene-bridged (azetidine-T and oxetane-T) nucleosides, North-constrained 2',4'-ethylene-bridged (aza-ENA-T) nucleoside, and 2'-alkoxy modified nucleosides (2'-O-Me-T and 2'-O-MOE-T(More)
General materials and methods: All NMR-spectra were recorded using a Bruker AVANCE DRX-400 instrument (400.13 MHz in H, 162.00 MHz in P, and 100.62 MHz in C) in solvents as specified. C and H chemical shifts are given in ppm. Most assignments in H-NMR were made by standard H-H-COSY. Silica gel column chromatography was generally carried out using Matrex(More)
We here show that the pKa (error limit: 0.01 to 0.03 pKa unit) of a nucleobase in a nucleotide can be modulated by the chemical nature of the 2'-substituent at the sugar moiety. This has been evidenced by the measurement of nucleobase pKa in 47 different model nucleoside 3',5'-bis- and 3'-mono-ethylphosphates. The fact that the electronic character of each(More)
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