Oligonucleotide Analogs Containing Dephospho-Internucleoside Linkages

  • Eugen Uhlmann
  • Anusch Peyman
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 20)

Abstract

Nonionic oligonucleotide analogs have attracted much interest in recent years as potential candidates for oligonucleotide-based therapeutics. Compared to their natural parent molecules, they are expected to have the advantage of:
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    Being stable against degrading nucleases,

     
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    Showing enhanced cellular uptake, and

     
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    Having the ability to form more stable complexes with complementary sequences owing to reduced charge repulsion.

     

Keywords

Oligomer Cytosine Thymine Carboxymethyl Cytidine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugen Uhlmann
    • 1
  • Anusch Peyman
    • 1
  1. 1.Hoechst AGFrankfurtGermany

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