Koji Yamamoto, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Shosuke Kawanishi
Abstract:Duocarmycin A, a novel antitumor antibiotic, has a reactive cyclopropane ring, which has been reported to alkylate adenine at the 3' end of sequences of three or more consecutive A or T in DNA [Boger, D. L., et al. (1990) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 112, 8961-8971]. In order to study the DNA recognition, the reaction of DNA with duocarmycin A was performed in the presence of DNA ligands. Distamycin A, berenil, Hoechst 33258, and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), which are minor-groove binders with affinity to A.T-ri…
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