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Applications of the Reversible Boronic Acids/Boronate Switch to Nucleic Acids

Abstract : Over the last decades, boron and nucleic acids chemistries have gained a lot of attention for biological, medicinal and analytical applications. Our laboratory has a long-standing interest in both chemistries and owing to the ability of boronic acids to react with cis-diol function in aqueous media we developed over the years a variety of applications ranging from molecular recognition and sensing to the development of reversible dynamic systems in which the natural phosphodiester linkage was replaced by a boronate. In this account, we summarize research results from our group from our preliminary studies on molecular recognition of ribonucleosides to the dynamic assembly of functional DNAzymes. In particular, the various parameters influencing the dynamic nature of these reversible covalent bonds able to respond to external stimuli are discussed. Finally, current challenges and opportunities for boron-based nucleic acids are also addressed.
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Mégane Debiais, Jean‐jacques Vasseur, Michael Smietana. Applications of the Reversible Boronic Acids/Boronate Switch to Nucleic Acids. Chemical Record, Chemical Society of Japan, In press, ⟨10.1002/tcr.202200085⟩. ⟨hal-03725757⟩



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