An Efficient Lanthanide-Dependent DNAzyme Cleaving 2 '-5 '-Linked RNA
MetadataShow full item record
RNA can form two types of linkage. In addition to the predominant 3'-5' linkage, 2'-5'-linked RNA is also important in biology, medicine, and prebiotic studies. Here, in vitro selection was used to isolate a DNAzyme that specifically cleaves 2'-5' RNA by using Ce3+ as the metal cofactor, but leaves the 3'-5' counterpart intact. This Ce5 DNAzyme requires trivalent light lanthanide ions and shows a rate of 0.16 min(-1) in the presence of 10 mm Ce3+; the activity decreases with heavier lanthanide ions. This is the fastest DNAzyme reported for this reaction, and it might enable applications in chemical biology. As a proof-of-concept, using this DNAzyme, the reactions between phosphorothioate-modified RNA and strongly thiophilic metals (Hg2+ and Tl3+) were studied as a function of pH.
Cite this work
Wenhu Zhou, Jinsong Ding, Juewen Liu (2016). An Efficient Lanthanide-Dependent DNAzyme Cleaving 2 '-5 '-Linked RNA. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/11786