Improvement of a streptavidin-binding aptamer by LNA- and α-l-LNA-substitutions.

Forty modified versions of a streptavidin-binding aptamer each containing single or multiple LNA or α-l-LNA-substitutions were synthesized and their dissociation constants determined by surface plasmon resonance experiments. Both full-length and truncated versions of the aptamer were studied and compared with the unmodified DNA aptamers. A ∼two-fold… CONTINUE READING