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Distinct modulation of group I ribozyme activity among stereoisomers of a synthetic pentamine with structural constraints
- Gulshan, Mst Ara, Tsuji, Kasumi, Matsumura, Shigeyoshi, Higuchi, Tsunehiko, Umezawa, Naoki, Ikawa, Yoshiya
- Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2018 v.504 no.4 pp. 698-703
- polyamines, ribozymes, stereoisomers
- Among cationic molecules that can modulate ribozyme activities, polyamines act as both activator and inhibitor of ribozyme reactions partly due to their structural flexibility. Restriction of structural flexibility of polyamines may allow them to emphasize particular modulation effects. We examined eight stereoisomers of a synthetic pentamine bearing three cyclopentane rings. In the reaction of a structurally unstable group I ribozyme, three stereoisomers exhibited distinct effects as inhibitor, an additive with a neutral effect, and also as an activator.