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We studied the interaction of cis-diammine Pt(II)-bridged bis-netropsin, cis-diammine Pt(II)-bridged bis-distamycin and oligomethylene-bridged bis-netropsin with synthetic DNA fragments containing pseudosymmetrical AT-rich nucleotide sequences and compared it with the interaction of the parent compounds netropsin and distamycin A. For fragments containing(More)
Cleavage of double-stranded DNA fragments with known nucleotide sequences upon sonication at 22 and 44 kHz was studied by PAGE. The cleavage rate was shown to depend on the fragment size, pH, ionic strength, and temperature. Double-strand breaks occurred preferentially in 5′-CpG-3′ dinucleotides. The strand was broken between C and G so that the phosphate(More)
Interaction of DNA with the analogs of the antibiotic distamycin A having different numbers of pyrrolcarboxamide groups and labeled with dansyl was studied. The binding isoterms of the analogs to synthetic polydeoxyribonucleotides were obtained. Analysis of the experimental data leads to the following conclusions: (1) the free energy of binding of the(More)
The design and DNA binding activity of beta-structure-forming peptides and netropsin-peptide conjugates are reported. It is found that a pair of peptides-S,S'-bis(Lys-Gly-Val-Cys-Val-NH-NH-Dns)-bridged by an S-S bond binds at least 10 times more strongly to poly(dG).poly(dC) than to poly(dA).poly(dT). This peptide can also discriminate between 5'-GpG-3' and(More)
The mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) promoter is induced by glucocorticoid hormone. A robust hormone- and receptor-dependent gene activation could be reproduced in Xenopus laevis oocytes. The homogeneous response in this system allowed a detailed analysis of the DNA-protein interactions following hormone activation. The strategy of artificial regulating of(More)
296 Currently, the population has not been vaccinated against variola virus; as a result, children and the majority of adult population younger than 27–30 years old are not immune to smallpox. In view of this, designing and synthesis of new compound that can effectively inhibit reproduction of orthopox viruses is a relevant problem of both theoretical and(More)
Structural properties of nicked dsDNA have been an object of numerous studies due to their special role in reparation processes. Here we report experimental results covering ultrasound irradiation of a nicked dsDNA fragments. We have quantitatively estimated ultrasonic cleavage rates in these fragments using the polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Data(More)
Interaction of topotecan (TPT) with synthetic double-stranded polydeoxyribonucleotides has been studied in solutions of low ionic strength at pH 6.8 by linear flow dichroism (LD), circular dichroism (CD), UV-Vis absorption, and Raman spectroscopy. The complexes of TPT with poly(dG-dC) · poly(dG-dC), poly(dG) · poly(dC), poly(dA-dC) · poly(dG-dT), and(More)