Hiroyuki Asanuma

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To increase the apparent Stokes' shift of perylene, pyrene (donor) and perylene (acceptor) were assembled in a DNA duplex to achieve the efficient fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from pyrene to perylene. Multiple donors were introduced in the vicinity of acceptors through D-threoninol and natural base pairs were inserted between the dyes.(More)
The duplex-forming activities of oligonucleotides can be photomodulated by incorporation of an azobenzene unit. Upon isomerizing the trans-azobenzene to the cis form by irradiation with UV light, the T(m) value of the duplex (with the complementary DNA) is lowered so that the duplex is dissociated. The duplex is formed again when the cis-azobenzene is(More)
We herein describe a novel in-stem molecular beacon (ISMB) containing multiple Cy3-quencher pairs on d-threoninol scaffolds in the stem region. The designed Cy3 derivative was not significantly quenched by the adjacent nucleobases, self-quenching of the fluorophore was minimal, and the fluorophore did not severely destabilize the duplex. Using newly(More)
A phosphoramidite monomer bearing an azobenzene is synthesized from D-threoninol. Using this monomer, azobenzene moieties can be introduced into oligodeoxyribonucleotide (DNA) at any position on a conventional DNA synthesizer. With this azobenzene-tethered DNA, formation and dissociation of a DNA duplex can be reversibly photo-regulated by cis–trans(More)
Various three-dimensional structures have been created on a nanometer scale using the self-assembly of DNA molecules. However, ordinary DNA structures breakdown readily because of their flexibility. In addition, it is difficult to control them by inputs from environments. Here, we construct robust and photocontrollable DNA capsules using azobenzenes. This(More)