Long-range guanine oxidation in DNA restriction fragments by a triplex-directed naphthalene diimide intercalator.

Naphthalene diimide (NDI), a powerful oxidant that binds avidly to DNA by intercalation, is seen to damage the 5' guanine of 5'-GG-3' sites by photoactivated charge transport through DNA. When covalently tethered to the center of a triplex-forming oligonucleotide and delivered by triplex formation within a pyrimidine.purine-pyrimidine motif to a specific… CONTINUE READING