Vladimir L. Florentiev

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We have proposed a DNA sequencing method based on hybridization of a DNA fragment to be sequenced with the complete set of fixed-length oligonucleotides (e.g., 4(8) = 65,536 possible 8-mers) immobilized individually as dots of a 2-D matrix [(1989) Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 303, 1508-1511]. It was shown that the list of hybridizing octanucleotides is sufficient(More)
The ability of oligonucleotides 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)6Opd(GT)5-5' (anti[d(GT)]) and 3'-d(GT)5pO(CH2)6Opd(GT)5-3' (par[par[d(GT)]) to form tertiary structures has been studied. Circular dichroism (CD) as well as the fluorescence of the ethidium bromide (EtBr) complexes with oligonucleotides and hydrodynamic volume measurements in solutions containing 0.01 M(More)
Oligonucleotide 5'-d(CATGCTAACT)-L-d(AGTTAGCATG)-L-d(CATGCTAACT)-3' [L = pO(CH2CH2O)3p] is shown to fold back on itself twice forming at pH 7 a sufficiently stable triplex (Tm is about 30 degrees C) with parallel-orientated identical strands (the recombinant or R-form of DNA). Experimental evidence was obtained by studying thermal denaturation, chemical(More)
The SHOM method (Sequencing by Hybridization with Oligonucleotide Matrix) developed in 1988 is a new approach to nucleic acid sequencing by hybridization to an oligonucleotide matrix composed of an array of immobilized oligonucleotides. The original matrix proposed for sequencing by SHOM had to contain at least 65,536 octanucleotides. The present work(More)
A series of DNA aptamers bearing triazole internucleotide linkages that bind to thrombin was synthesized. The novel aptamers are structurally analogous to the well-known thrombin-inhibiting G-quadruplexes TBA15 and TBA31. The secondary structure stability, binding affinity for thrombin and anticoagulant effects of the triazole-modified aptamers were(More)
New oligonucleotide analogues with triazole internucleotide linkages were synthesized, and their hybridization properties were studied. The analogues demonstrated DNA binding affinities similar to those of unmodified oligonucleotides. The modification was shown to protect the oligonucleotides from nuclease hydrolysis. The modified oligonucleotides were(More)
A 14 nt DNA sequence 5'-AGAATGTGGCAAAG-3' from the zinc finger repeat of the human KRAB zinc finger protein gene ZNF91 bearing the intercalator 2-methoxy,6-chloro,9-amino acridine (Acr) attached to the sugar-phosphate backbone in various positions has been shown to form a specific triple helix (triplex) with a 16 bp hairpin (intramolecular) or a(More)
Four types of polyacrylamide or polydimethyl-acrylamide gels for regioselective (by immobilization at the 3' end) of short oligonucleotides have been designed for use in manufacturing oligonucleotide microchips. Two of these supports contain amino or aldehyde groups in the gel, allowing coupling with oligonucleotides bearing aldehyde or amino groups,(More)
The concentration and temperature dependences of the UV and CD spectra of the oligonucleotide 3'-d(ApTpApTpApTpApTpApTp)-O(CH2)6O-5'-d(pApTpApTpApTpApT pApT) (eicosamer) in aqueous solution at pH 7 in the presence of 0.5 M NaCl were studied. At less than 10(-6) M, the eicosamer was shown to form in solution a hairpin with parallel orientation of chains(More)
Intramolecular triple helices have been obtained by folding back twice oligonucleotides formed by decamers bound by non-nucleotide linkers: dA10-linker-dA10-linker-dT10 and dA10-linker-dT10-linker-dA10. We have thus prepared two triple helices with forced third strand orientation, respectively antiparallel (apA*A-T) and parallel (pA*A-T) with respect to the(More)