Synthetic oligonucleotides (ONs) are valuable tools that interfere with gene expression by specifically binding to target genes in a sequence-specific manner. Reactive ONs containing cross-linking agents are expected to induce efficient inhibition because they bind covalently to target genes. In recent years, researchers have reported several cross-linking reactions that target DNA induced by external stimuli. This short review highlights recently developed novel cross-linking reactions, focusing particularly on nucleoside derivatives developed by our group.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry