Artificial nucleases and ribonucleases, which selectively hydrolyze the specific phosphodiester linkages in DNAs and RNAs, are prepared by the attachment of organic and inorganic catalysts to DNA oligomers as sequence-recognizing moieties. A hybrid of ethylenediamine and a 19-mer DNA selectively hydrolyzes tRNA(Phe) at the 3'-side of C63. Site-selective hydrolysis of DNAs has been accomplished by the lanthanide complexes bound to DNA oligomers. No concurrent oxidative cleavage of the ribose or the deoxyribose takes place.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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