Nucleobase-Modified Triplex-Forming Peptide Nucleic Acids for Sequence-Specific Recognition of Double-Stranded RNA
Methods in Molecular Biology
Because of the important roles noncoding RNAs play in gene expression, their sequence-specific recognition is important for both fundamental science and the pharmaceutical industry. However, most noncoding RNAs fold in complex helical structures that are challenging problems for molecular recognition. Herein, we describe a method for sequence-specific recognition of double-stranded RNA using peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) that form triple helices in the major grove of RNA under physiologically relevant conditions. We also outline methods for solid-phase conjugation of PNA with cell-penetrating peptides and fluorescent dyes. Protocols for PNA preparation and binding studies using isothermal titration calorimetry are described in detail.
Brodyagin, Nikita; Hnedzko, Dziyana; MacKay, James A.; and Rozners, Eriks, "Nucleobase-Modified Triplex-Forming Peptide Nucleic Acids for Sequence-Specific Recognition of Double-Stranded RNA" (2020). Faculty Publications. 877.