Towards mismatched DNA photoprobes and photoreagents: "elbow-shaped" Ru(II) complexes.

Due to their potentially harmful consequences, the detection of mismatched DNA is a subject of high interest. In order to probe DNA mismatches by means of luminescent sensitive Ru(II) complexes, "elbow-shaped" extended planar ligands based on an acridine or phenazine core have been synthesized (npp = naphtho[1,2-b]pyrido[3,2-f][1,7]phenanthroline and bdppz = benzo[h]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine). The photophys. studies revealed that [Ru(bpy)2npp]2+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) allows emission from a 3MLCTbpy/npp excited state, while the lowest 3MLCT for [Ru(bpy)2bdppz]2+ shifts from a bright 3MLCTbpy/bdppz state towards a poorly luminescent 3MLCTbdppz state, probably due to the formation of H-bonds with water mols. in the excited state. Studies of the complexes in the presence of DNA demonstrate that they strongly bind to polynucleotides. In the presence of single base mismatched hairpin oligonucleotides, while [Ru(bpy)2npp]2+ does not show remarkable sensitivity to the nature of the mismatch site, [Ru(bpy)2bdppz]2+ exhibits noticeably differential luminescence behavior correlated to the nature and stability of the mismatch compared to the well-matched sequence. Photooxidant analogs of these complexes were prepd., replacing bpy ancillary ligands by bpz (2,2'-bipyrazine). A photo-induced electron transfer from dGMP and polynucleotides to the excited states of [Ru(bpz)2npp]2+ and [Ru(bpz)2bdppz]2+ is obsd. These results emphasized the role of "elbow-shaped" Ru(II) complexes as promising candidates for the development of mismatch-sensitive DNA photoprobes. [on SciFinder(R)]


Towards mismatched DNA photoprobes and photoreagents: "elbow-shaped" Ru(II) complexes.
Type de publication
Article de revue
Année de publication
Inorg. Chem. Front.
Soumis le 12 avril 2018