Article

Projet
Biocapteurs et nano-assemblages d’acide nucléique  
Eric PEYRINCorinne RAVELETFarid OUKACINE,   
Titre
Chiral resolution capabilities of DNA oligonucleotides  
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Auteurs
L. Tohala, F. Oukacine, C. Ravelet, E. Peyrin
Edition
Anal. Chem. 2015, 87, 5491-5495.
Année
2015
Résumé
Herein, we studied the chiral resolution properties of a repertoire of arbitrarily chosen DNA oligonucleotides (ON). Ten oligonucleotidic sequences characterized by diverse base compositions, sizes, and structural features, ranging from secondary structure-free homo-oligonucleotides to duplex, hairpin, and three-way junction architectures, were investigated as potential chiral selectors. Their enantioselective features were assessed by using ONs as running buffer additives in partial-filling capillary electrophoresis. It was shown that all the screened sequences displayed enantiodiscrimination capabilities toward small aromatic compounds. Under (sub)millimolar DNA concentration conditions, the combination of only three oligonucleotidic sequences provided the chiral resolution of around 20 racemates, including drugs, illegal drugs, amino-acids, and nucleosides. This work represents the first demonstration of such analyte selectivity spectrum for nucleic acid-based chiral separation tools.