Three different oligonucleotides (one of them comprising a portion of the N-ras protooncogene) with single bay region anti-BPDE-modified adenine residues (anti-BPDE = 7r,8t-dihydroxy-t9,10-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo[a]pyrene) were prepared by total synthesis methods, characterized, and sequenced by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry techniques. While all of the BPDE-modified duplexes are destabilized relative to the unmodified double-stranded oligonucleotides, the thermodynamic stabilities of duplexes containing 105 (+)-trans-lesions are consistently lower than those of duplexes containing the stereoisomeric 10R (-)-trans adducts. In contrast, similar duplexes, but with fjord region BcPhDE-N6-dA adducts are not thermodynamically destabilized by these bulky lesions (anti-BcPhDE: 4r,3t-dihydroxy-t1,2-epoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrobenzo[c]phenanthrene).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Organic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry