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Intracomplex general acid/base catalyzed cleavage of RNA phosphodiester bonds: the leaving group effect.
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PMID:  22825538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The general acid/base catalyzed cleavage of a number of alkyl esters of uridine-3'- (and -5'-)phosphate has been studied by utilizing a cleaving agent, in which the catalytic moiety (a substituted 1,3,5-triazine) is tethered to an anchoring Zn(II):cyclen moiety. Around pH 7, formation of a strong ternary complex between uracil, Zn(II) and cyclen brings the general acid/base catalyst close to the scissile phosphodiester linkage, resulting in rate acceleration of 1-2 orders of magnitude with the uridine-3'-phosphodiesters. Curiously, no acceleration was observed with their 5'-counterparts. A β(lg) value of -0.7 has been determined for the general acid/base catalyzed cleavage, consistent with a proton transfer to the leaving group in the rate-limiting step.
Tuomas Lönnberg; Mikko Luomala
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Organic & biomolecular chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101154995     Medline TA:  Org Biomol Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014, Turku, Finland.
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