Structure-activity relationships of cytotoxic cholesterol-modified DNA duplexes.


Short DNA duplexes with cholesterol linked at the 3'-terminus of each strand have unique, selective cytotoxic properties. The structural requirements for biological activity were explored through chemical synthesis of analogs and testing in cultured hepatoma cells. Effects of modifications to the sequence, backbone, 3'-sterol, 3'-linker, and 5'-terminus… (More)


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