Selectivity at a three-base bulge site in the DNA binding of ΔΔ-[{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-dppm)]4+ [dppm is 4,6-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrimidine; phen is 1,10-phenanthroline]

Morgan, Joy L., Buck, Damian P., Turley, Adam G., Collins, J. Grant, and Keene, F. Richard (2006) Selectivity at a three-base bulge site in the DNA binding of ΔΔ-[{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-dppm)]4+ [dppm is 4,6-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrimidine; phen is 1,10-phenanthroline]. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 11 (7). pp. 824-834.

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Abstract

The binding of the stereoisomers of [{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-bpm)]4+, [{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-dppm)]4+ and [{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-bb)]4+ {phen is 1,10-phenanthroline; bpm is 2,2′-bipyrimidine, dppm is 4,6-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrimidine, bb is 1,2-bis[4-(4′-methyl-2,2′-bipyridyl)]ethane} to an oligonucleotide duplex [d(GCATCGAAAGCTACG)•d(CGTAGCCGATGC)] containing a three-base bulge has been studied using a fluorescence intercalator displacement assay. Of the dinuclear ruthenium complexes, the dppm-linked species showed the strongest binding to the oligonucleotide, with the ΔΔ isomer binding slightly more strongly than the meso isomer and the ΛΛ isomer exhibiting the weakest binding. In order to determine whether the ΔΔ-[{Ru(phen)2}2(μ-dppm)]4+ metal complex specifically bound at the three-base bulge site, a 1H NMR study of the binding of the metal complex to the oligonucleotide duplex d(GCATCGAAAGCTACG)•d(CGTAGCCGATGC) was carried out. Although a detailed picture of the metal complex–oligonucleotide association could not be determined from the NMR results owing to the broadening of the resonances from the metal complex and nucleotide residues at the bulge site, the NMR results do indicate that the metal complex specifically binds at the three-base bulge site. The combined results of this study suggest that the dppm-bridged dinuclear ruthenium complexes have considerable potential as probes for the unusual secondary structure obtained by the insertion of a three-base bulge within duplex DNA.

Item ID: 4597
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: DNA binding; bulge; dinuclear; ruthenium; NMR spectroscopy; Bulge DNA; binding selectivity; dinuclear ruthenium; stereochemistry; NMR
ISSN: 1432-1327
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 22:39
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