AgI‐Induced Switching of DNA Binding Modes via Formation of a Supramolecular Metallacycle

AgI‐Induced Switching of DNA Binding Modes via Formation of a Supramolecular Metallacycle The histidine derivative L1 of the DNA intercalator naphthalenediimide (NDI) forms a triangular AgI complex (C2). The interactions of L1 and of C2 with DNA were studied by circular dichroism (CD) and UV/Vis spectroscopy and by viscosity studies. Different binding modes were observed for L1 and for C2, as the AgI complex C2 is too large in size to act as an intercalator. If AgI is added to the NDI molecule that is already intercalated into a duplex, higher order complexes are formed within the DNA duplex and cause disruptions in the helical duplex structure, which leads to a significant decrease in the characteristic CD features of B‐DNA. Thus, via addition of a metal we show how a classic and well‐known organic intercalator unit can be turned into a partial metallo insertor. We also show how electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be used to probe DNA binding modes on DNA films that are immobilized on gold surfaces. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Chemistry - A European Journal Wiley

AgI‐Induced Switching of DNA Binding Modes via Formation of a Supramolecular Metallacycle

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© 2018 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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0947-6539
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1521-3765
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10.1002/chem.201800440
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Abstract

The histidine derivative L1 of the DNA intercalator naphthalenediimide (NDI) forms a triangular AgI complex (C2). The interactions of L1 and of C2 with DNA were studied by circular dichroism (CD) and UV/Vis spectroscopy and by viscosity studies. Different binding modes were observed for L1 and for C2, as the AgI complex C2 is too large in size to act as an intercalator. If AgI is added to the NDI molecule that is already intercalated into a duplex, higher order complexes are formed within the DNA duplex and cause disruptions in the helical duplex structure, which leads to a significant decrease in the characteristic CD features of B‐DNA. Thus, via addition of a metal we show how a classic and well‐known organic intercalator unit can be turned into a partial metallo insertor. We also show how electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be used to probe DNA binding modes on DNA films that are immobilized on gold surfaces.

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Chemistry - A European JournalWiley

Published: Jan 12, 2018

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