Synthesis and hybridization property of an oligonucleotide containing a 3-thioformacetal linked pentathymidylate.


A pentathymidylate fully substituted with 3'-thioformacetal intemucleotidic linkages was synthesized and subsequently incorporated into an oligonucleotide (ON) 15mer. Tm analysis was performed on the resulting ON hybridized with its complementary RNA. This duplex demonstrated slightly improved binding affinity relative to the control phosphate diester ON… (More)