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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

Facile preparation of DNA-tagged carbohydrates.


PMID 12873482

Abstract

We report here that unprotected carbohydrates (maltose, lactose, cellobiose, and maltoheptaose) can be attached to the aminoalkylated oligonucleotides under mild reductive-amination conditions (aqueous borate buffer, pH 8.0, NaBH(3)CN, 60 degrees C) without notable side reactions. Quadruplex-forming G-rich oligonucleotide, 5'-aminoalkyl d(TGGGGT), is glycosylated with maltoheptaose to afford a novel DNA-assisted tetrasaccharide cluster motif.