Synthesis, Oxidation Behavior, Crystallization and Structure of 2'-Methylseleno Guanosine Containing RNAs.Moroder, H., Kreutz, C., Lang, K., Serganov, A., Micura, R.
(2006) J Am Chem Soc 128: 9909-9918
- PubMed: 16866550
- DOI: 10.1021/ja0621400
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
- Syntheses of RNAs with up to 100 nucleotides containing site-specific 2'-methylseleno labels for use in X-ray crystallography.
Hobartner, C., Rieder, R., Kreutz, C., Puffer, B., Lang, K., Polonskaia, A., Serganov, A.A., Micura, R.
(2005) J Am Chem Soc 127: 12035
- Structural basis for Diels-Alder ribozyme-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation.
Serganov, A.A., Keiper, S., Malinina, L., Tereshko, V., Skripkin, E., Hobartner, C., Polonskaia, A., Phan, A.T., Wombacher, R., Micura, R., Dauter, Z., Jaschke, A., Patel, D.J.
(2005) Nat Struct Mol Biol 12: 218
We have recently introduced a basic concept for the combined chemical and enzymatic preparation of site-specifically modified 2'-methylseleno RNAs which represent useful derivatives for phasing of X-ray crystallographic data during their three-dimensional structure determination ...
We have recently introduced a basic concept for the combined chemical and enzymatic preparation of site-specifically modified 2'-methylseleno RNAs which represent useful derivatives for phasing of X-ray crystallographic data during their three-dimensional structure determination. Here, we introduce the first synthesis of an appropriate guanosine phosphoramidite, which complements the thus far established set of 2'-methylseleno-modified uridine, cytidine, and adenosine building blocks for solid-phase synthesis. The novel building block was readily incorporated into RNA. Importantly, it was the 2'-methylseleno-guanosine-labeled RNA that allowed us to reveal the reversible oxidation/reduction behavior of the Se moiety and thus it represents a valuable contribution to the understanding of the action of threo-1,4-dimercapto-2,3-butanediol (DTT) required during solid-phase synthesis, deprotection, and crystallization of selenium-containing RNA. In addition, we investigated 2'-methylseleno RNA with respect to crystallization properties. Our studies revealed that the Se modification significantly increases the range of conditions leading to crystal growth. Moreover, we determined the crystal structures of model RNA helices and showed that the Se modification can affect crystal packing interactions, thus potentially expanding the possibilities for obtaining the best crystal form.
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Center for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI), Leopold-Franzens University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.