||Transcription of 4'-thioDNA templates to natural RNA in vitro and in mammalian cells
Maruyama, Hideto ,
Furukawa, Kazuhiro Kamiya, Hiroyuki ,
Minakawa, NoriakiMatsuda, Akira
7890 , 2015-05-07 , Royal Society of Chemistry
Synthetic chemically modified nucleic acids, which are compatible with DNA/RNA polymerases, have great potential as a genetic material for synthetic biological studies. A comprehensive analysis of the transcription of 4'-thioDNA templates to natural RNA is herein reported. The modifications of DNA with 2'-deoxy-4'-thionucleosides, so-called 4'-thioDNA, were found to act as templates for transcription with RNA polymerases both in vitro and in mammalian cells.