Sónia Pérez-Rentero

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An efficient route for the synthesis of the phosphoramidite derivative of 5-methylcytosine bearing a tert-butylsulfanyl group protected thiol is described. This building block is used for the preparation of oligonucleotides carrying a thiol group at the nucleobase at the internal position of a DNA sequence. The resulting thiolated oligonucleotides are(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion occurs in a great many clinical settings and contributes to organ failure or dysfunction. CD154-CD40 signaling in leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions or T-cell activation facilitates tissue inflammation and injury. Here we tested a siRNA anti-CD40 in rodent warm and cold ischemia models to check the therapeutic efficacy and(More)
Oligonucleotide conjugates carrying carbohydrates at the 5'-end have been prepared. Glucose, fucose, and saccharides containing glucose at the nonreducing end were attached to DNA strands using the classical phosphoramidite chemistry. Two types of spacers and a dendron scaffold helped to obtain a diversity of sugar presentations in the DNA conjugates.(More)
Oligonucleotide-peptide conjugates have attracted considerable interest especially for biomedical uses. In the first part of this chapter, we describe protocols for the stepwise synthesis of oligonucleotides carrying peptide sequences at the 3'-end on a single support. The resulting oligonucleotide-peptide conjugates may be used as exogenous effectors for(More)
Oligonucleotides carrying thiol groups are useful intermediates for a remarkable number of applications involving nucleic acids. In this study, DNA oligonucleotides carrying tert-butylsulfanyl protected thiol groups have been prepared. A building block derived from threoninol has been developed to introduce a thiol group at any predetemined position of an(More)
Oligonucleotides carrying novel fluorescent compounds with a dipolar isoquinoline imidazo[1,2-a]azine core were prepared. Analysis of the melting curves demonstrates that DNA duplexes carrying these fluorescent labels at their ends have a slight increase in DNA duplex stability. The UV absorption and fluorescent properties of the oligonucleotide conjugates(More)
Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) derivatives are strong electron-donating molecules which have been used for the development of organic conducting materials as well as building blocks in supramolecular chemistry. TTFs are frequently used as donor units in donor-acceptor (D-A) assemblies in molecular electronics. Upon oxidation, TTF derivatives are capable of(More)
The impact of the presence of nonnatural bases on the properties of oligodeoxynucleotides has been studied. First, oligodeoxynucleotides carrying 2'-deoxyzebularine were prepared, and the stability of duplexes carrying this analogue was determined by DNA melting experiments. Melting temperatures and thermodynamic data indicated the preference of(More)
Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) are short synthetic DNA polymers complementary to a target RNA sequence. They are commonly designed to halt a biological event, such as translation or splicing. ODNs are potentially useful therapeutic agents for the treatment of different human diseases. Carbohydrate-ODN conjugates have been reported to improve the(More)