Novel Pentofuranose Chemistry to Modulate RNA Function
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Chemical modifications of oligonucleotides provide an important tool to understand how the natural substrate works as well as how to improve their biochemical and biological properties as potential therapeutics and diagnostics. Our carba-LNA (2',4'-carba-bridged Locked Nucleic Acid) modified oligo-DNA or -RNA have been found to be useful to modulate oligo-RNA and -DNA activity. This thesis is based on four papers: Paper I (J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 7112-7128) deals with the synthesis of 2',4'-propylene-bridged (Carba-ENA) thymidine and its analogues. These carba-ENA nucleosides have been subsequently incorporated into 15mer antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AON), and their affinity toward complementary mRNA and DNA, as well as their nuclease resistance and RNase H recruitment capability have been investigated in comparison with those of the native and ENA counterparts. Paper II (J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 6855–6872) illustrates the synthesis of dimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptane and a diastereomeric mixture of oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptanes by the free-radical ring-closure reaction approach. The role of steric factors for different chair- and the boat-like transition states was evaluated involving the 5-exo radical ring closure reaction to a tethered olefin. Paper III (J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 9747-9755) shows an unusual strain releasing reaction of 1-mesyloxy-8,7-dimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptane by a base-promoted substitution at the chiral C3 followed by spontaneous concerted ring opening involving the most strained C2-C3-C4 bonds (with bond angle 94°) and the C2 bridgehead leading to anti-endo elimination of the C1-mesyloxy group by the conjugate base of adenine or thymine to give two diastereomeric C3'(S) and C3'(R) derivatives of 1-thyminyl and 9-adeninyl cyclohexene, and a mechanistic rational has been formulated. Paper IV (J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 7266−7276) focuses on the diastereospecific synthesis of E/Z bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-7- and oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-8-oximes and their corresponding C-nitroso derivatives. The comparative kinetic and thermodynamic studies of the conversions of the C-nitroso side products to the required oximes have been delineated leading to the synthesis of desmethyl sugar derivatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2014. , 59 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 1189
pentofuranose chemistry, conformationally locked nucleoside, carbocyclic-LNA, bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233898ISBN: 978-91-554-9069-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-233898DiVA: diva2:754841
2014-11-28, A1:104b, Uppsala university , BMC, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, 14:15 (English)
Wengel, Jesper, Professor
Chattapadhyaya, Jyoti, Professor
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