Edward N. Timofeev

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The ability of oligonucleotides 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)6Opd(GT)5-5' (anti[d(GT)]) and 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)6Opd(GT)5-3' (par[par[d(GT)]) to form tertiary structures has been studied. Circular dichroism (CD) as well as the fluorescence of the ethidium bromide (EtBr) complexes with oligonucleotides and hydrodynamic volume measurements in solutions containing 0.01 M(More)
Activated DNA was immobilized in aldehyde-containing polyacrylamide gel for use in manufacturing the MAGIChip (microarrays of gel-immobilized compounds on a chip). First, abasic sites were generated in DNA by partial acidic depurination. Amino groups were then introduced into the abasic sites by reaction with ethylenediamine and reduction of the aldimine(More)
The efficiency of sequencing by hybridization to an oligonucleotide microchip grows with an increase in the number and in the length of the oligonucleotides; however, such increases raise enormously the complexity of the microchip and decrease the accuracy of hybridization. We have been developing the technique of contiguous stacking hybridization (CSH) to(More)
Oligonucleotide 5'-d(CATGCTAACT)-L-d(AGTTAGCATG)-L-d(CATGCTAACT)-3' [L = pO(CH2CH2O)3p] is shown to fold back on itself twice forming at pH 7 a sufficiently stable triplex (Tm is about 30 degrees C) with parallel-orientated identical strands (the recombinant or R-form of DNA). Experimental evidence was obtained by studying thermal denaturation, chemical(More)
Oligonucleotides with mixed alpha,beta-anomeric backbone have been proposed recently for the recognition of random DNA sequence via new triplex motif (Doronina and Behr, Chem. Soc. Reviews 26, 63-71 (1997)). In the present work we examined alpha- and beta- anomers of cytidine as possible candidates to recognize AT and TA base pairs of the double stranded(More)
The ability of oligonucleotides 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)5Opd(GT)5-5' (anti[d(GT)]) and 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)6Opd(GT)5-3' (par[d(GT)]) to form hairpins and higher associates is studied. Optical methods of thermal denaturation and circular dichroism as well as the fluorescence of ethidium bromide and acridine orange bound to oligonucleotides were used. At room(More)
A series of DNA aptamers bearing triazole internucleotide linkages that bind to thrombin was synthesized. The novel aptamers are structurally analogous to the well-known thrombin-inhibiting G-quadruplexes TBA15 and TBA31. The secondary structure stability, binding affinity for thrombin and anticoagulant effects of the triazole-modified aptamers were(More)
The manufacturing of microchips containing oligonucleotides and proteins immobilized within gel pads, ranging in size from 10 x 10 to 100 x 100 microns, is described. The microchips are produced by photo- or persulfate-induced copolymerization of unsaturated derivatives of biomolecules with acrylamide-bisacrylamide mixture. Oligonucleotides containing(More)
A 14 nt DNA sequence 5'-AGAATGTGGCAAAG-3' from the zinc finger repeat of the human KRAB zinc finger protein gene ZNF91 bearing the intercalator 2-methoxy,6-chloro,9-amino acridine (Acr) attached to the sugar-phosphate backbone in various positions has been shown to form a specific triple helix (triplex) with a 16 bp hairpin (intramolecular) or a(More)
Four types of polyacrylamide or polydimethyl-acrylamide gels for regioselective (by immobilization at the 3' end) of short oligonucleotides have been designed for use in manufacturing oligonucleotide microchips. Two of these supports contain amino or aldehyde groups in the gel, allowing coupling with oligonucleotides bearing aldehyde or amino groups,(More)