By John N. Abelson, Melvin I. Simon, M. Ian Phillips

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V. Giles, D. G. Spiller, and D. M. Tidd, Antisense Res. Dev. 5, 23 (1995). 67 S. T. Crooke, K. M. Lemonidis, L. Neilson, R. Griffey, E. A. Lesnik, and B. P. Monia, Biochem. J. 312, 599 (1995). 68 Using a series of noncleavable substrates and Michaelis–Menten analyses, we were able to evaluate both binding and cleavage. We showed that, in fact, E. coli RNase H1 is a double-strand RNA-binding protein. 6 ȐM; the Kd for a DNA duplex was 176 ȐM; and the Kd for single-strand DNA was 942 ȐM. In contrast, the enzyme could only cleave RNA in an RNA–DNA duplex.

2, 429 (1996). [1] PROGRESS IN ANTISENSE TECHNOLOGY 21 Pharmacokinetic Properties To study the pharmacokinetics of phosphorothioate oligonucleotides, a variety of labeling techniques have been used. In some cases, 3Ј- or 5Ј32 P end-labeled or fluorescently labeled oligonucleotides have been used in in vitro or in vivo studies. These are probably less satisfactory than internally labeled compounds because terminal phosphates are removed rapidly by phosphatases and fluorescently labeled oligonucleotides have physicochemical properties that differ from unmodified oligonucleotides.

Cohen, in ‘‘Antisense Research and Applications’’ (S. T. Crooke and B. ), p. 205. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1993. 5Њ less per nucleotide than for a corresponding phosphodiester oligodeoxynucleotide. This reduction in Tm per nucleotide is virtually independent of the number of phosphorothioate units substituted for phosphodiesters. 0Њ, depending on the sequence. 4 Said another way, association rates for oligonucleotides that display acceptable affinity constants are sufficient to support biological activity at therapeutically achievable concentrations.

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