Veeraiah Bodepudi

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The 8-oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase of Escherichia coli, also known as formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (Fpg protein), has N-glycosylase and AP-lyase activities. This enzyme repairs oxidative DNA damage by efficiently removing formamidopyrimidine lesions and 8-oxoguanine residues from DNA. Defined oligodeoxynucleotides containing various 8-oxopurines were(More)
An efficient and expeditious method for the synthesis of S6-(cyanoethyl)-N2-isobutyryl (or trifluoroacetyl)-2'-deoxy-6-thioguanosine (7 and 2) from 2'-deoxyguanosine (G) has been developed. Compound 7 has been incorporated into several G-rich triple-helix-forming oligonucleotides (TFOs) using solid-support, phosphoramidite chemistry. The purified(More)
This study was designed to establish the miscoding potential of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydrodeoxyadenosine (8-oxo-dA). Oligodeoxynucleotides modified site-specifically with 8-oxo-dA were used as templates in primer extension reactions catalyzed by DNA polymerase I (Klenow fragment), DNA polymerase alpha (pol alpha), or DNA polymerase beta (pol beta). dTMP or dGMP is(More)
Oligonucleotides that carry a detectable label can be used to probe for mRNA targets in in situ hybridization experiments. Oligonucleotide probes (OPs) have several advantages over cDNA probes and riboprobes. These include the easy synthesis of large quantities of probe, superior penetration of probe into cells and tissues, and the ability to design gene-(More)
Two new polyaminolipids have been synthesized for the purpose of improving cellular uptake of oligonucleotides. The amphipathic compounds are conjugates of spermidine or spermine linked through a carbamate bond to cholesterol. The polyaminolipids are relatively nontoxic to mammalian cells. In tissue culture assays, using fluorescent-tagged or radiolabeled(More)
Here, we describe a high-throughput, single-tube, allele-specific ribonucleotide analog pyrophosphorolysis-activated polymerization (ribo-PAP) PCR multiplex genotyping and resequencing method. An RNA/DNA chimeric PCR product is generated using genomic DNA as starting template, a panel of allele-selective 5'-tagged primers, a reverse primer, one nucleotide(More)
Reliable methods have been developed for the synthesis of the 3'-O-[(diisopropylamino) (2-cyanoethoxy)phosphino]-5'-O-(4,4'- dimethoxytrityl) derivatives of 2'-deoxy-7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanosine (8-oxo-dGuo, 1) and 2'-deoxy-7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenosine (8-oxo-dAdo, 2), and for the efficient incorporation of the latter into oligomeric DNA. Both methods rely on(More)
We have constructed a gapped plasmid vector in which a single defined lesion is introduced, site-specifically, within a single-strand region. Efficiency of translesional synthesis is determined by the number of colonies recovered following transformation of E. coli. The nucleotide sequence of progeny plasmids in the gapped region of the vector reflects(More)
The ability of certain azole substituted oligodeoxy-ribonucleotides to promote antiparallel triple helix formation with duplex targets having CG or TA interruptions in the otherwise homopurine sequence was examined. 2'-Deoxyribonucleosides of the azoles, which include pyrazole, imidazole, 1,2,4-triazole and 1,2,3,4-tetrazole were synthesized using the(More)
Proton NMR studies are reported on the complementary d(C1-C2-A3-C4-T5-A6-oxo-G7-T8-C9-A10-C11-C12).d(G13-G14-T15- G16-A17-A18-T19- A20-G21-T22-G23-G24) dodecanucleotide duplex (designated 8-oxo-7H-dG.dA 12-mer), which contains a centrally located 7-hydro-8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxo-7H-dG) residue, a group commonly found in DNA that has been exposed to(More)
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