Eugeny M Zubin

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Oligonucleotide-peptide conjugates have several applications, including their potential use as improved antisense agents for interfering with the RNA function within cells. In order to provide robust and generally applicable conjugation chemistry, we developed a novel approach of fragment coupling of pre-synthesized peptides to the 2'-position of a selected(More)
An efficient method for synthesis of oligonucleotide 2'-conjugates via amide bond formation on solid phase is described. Protected oligonucleotides containing a 2'-O-carboxymethyl group were obtained by use of a novel uridine 3'phosphoramidite, where the carboxylic acid moiety was introduced as its allyl ester. This protecting group is stable to the(More)
1,2-Diol-oligoribonucleotides were prepared using fully protected 2′-O-[2-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)amino-2-oxoethyl]uridine 3′-phosphoramidite. Incorporation of the modified uridine residue into oligonucleotide chains was not shown to significantly affect the thermal stability of RNA-RNA and RNA-DNA duplexes. Periodate oxidation of the 1,2-diol group resulted(More)
DNA duplexes containing the iodoacetamido group at position 2' of the ribose moiety were proposed for affinity modification of Cys in DNA-binding proteins. Reactive DNA derivatives were obtained with iodoacetic anhydride and synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotides containing 2'-amino-2'-deoxyuridine in place of thymine at various positions. The derivatives were(More)
An efficient method for the synthesis of DNA or RNA oligonucleotide 2'-hydrazides is described. Fully deprotected oligonucleotides containing a hydrazide group at the 2'-position of a uridine residue were obtained by a novel two-step procedure: periodate cleavage of an oligonucleotide with 1,2-diol group followed by conversion of the aldehyde to hydrazide(More)
Oligonucleotides with 1,2-diol grouping were prepared from 2'-O-[2-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)amino-2-oxo-ethyl]uridine 3'-phosphoramidite. The thermal stability of modified DNA duplexes and their ability to form complexes with the p50 subunit of the NF-kappaB transcription factor and (cytosine-5)-DNA methyltransferase SsoII were studied. The periodate oxidation(More)
2'-O-[2-(2,3-Diacetoxypropyl)amino-2-oxoethyl]uridine 3'-phosphoramidite was prepared and used in solid-phase synthesis to obtain oligonucleotides containing a 1,2-diol group, which may then be converted into a 2'-aldehyde group. The oligonucleotides were conjugated efficiently to various molecules by chemoselective ligation that involves an(More)
We describe the preparation of two batches of a polymer support for the incorporation of folic acid into oligonucleotides. The method permits the regioselective attachment of a target nucleic acid sequence through its 3'-end to either the alpha-or gamma-carboxyl group of L-glutamic acid, respectively. The supports have been tested in solid-phase synthesis(More)
A method for preparing a modified derivative of 2'-amino-2'-deoxy-arabino-adenosine ready for directed insertion into an oligonucleotide chain during solid-phase synthesis was elaborated. A series of the title oligonucleotides (6-25-mers) containing a 2'-amino-2'-deoxy-arabino-adenosine fragment were prepared. A high reactivity of the 2'-amino group during(More)
Certain amino acids and short peptides are known to act as enhancers of ribozyme-mediated RNA cleavage at low concentration of magnesium ion. Thus, covalent conjugates of oligonucleotides and some amino acids may have a potential for development as sequence-specific artificial ribonucleases. Here we would like to report an incorporation of basic amino(More)