Unknown

Dataset Information

0

Effect of base sequence on the DNA cross-linking properties of pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD) dimers.


ABSTRACT: Pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine (PBD) dimers are synthetic sequence-selective DNA minor-groove cross-linking agents that possess two electrophilic imine moieties (or their equivalent) capable of forming covalent aminal linkages with guanine C2-NH(2) functionalities. The PBD dimer SJG-136, which has a C8-O-(CH(2))(3)-O-C8'' central linker joining the two PBD moieties, is currently undergoing phase II clinical trials and current research is focused on developing analogues of SJG-136 with different linker lengths and substitution patterns. Using a reversed-phase ion pair HPLC/MS method to evaluate interaction with oligonucleotides of varying length and sequence, we recently reported (JACS, 2009, 131, 13?756) that SJG-136 can form three different types of adducts: inter- and intrastrand cross-linked adducts, and mono-alkylated adducts. These studies have now been extended to include PBD dimers with a longer central linker (C8-O-(CH(2))(5)-O-C8'), demonstrating that the type and distribution of adducts appear to depend on (i) the length of the C8/C8'-linker connecting the two PBD units, (ii) the positioning of the two reactive guanine bases on the same or opposite strands, and (iii) their separation (i.e. the number of base pairs, usually ATs, between them). Based on these data, a set of rules are emerging that can be used to predict the DNA-interaction behaviour of a PBD dimer of particular C8-C8' linker length towards a given DNA sequence. These observations suggest that it may be possible to design PBD dimers to target specific DNA sequences.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3141243 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

Similar Datasets

| S-EPMC4824457 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC5215561 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC7179398 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC3533126 | BioStudies
2007-01-01 | S-EPMC2360304 | BioStudies
2012-04-17 | E-BUGS-118 | ArrayExpress
| S-EPMC6921268 | BioStudies
2012-01-01 | S-EPMC3370821 | BioStudies
| E-BUGS-118 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC6041317 | BioStudies