It facilitatesribosomal binding and therefore, protein synthesis.
The cationic porphyrin 5,10,15,20-tetra-(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)porphyrin (TMPyP4) binds to quadruplex DNA and is thereby an inhibitor of human telomerase (Wheelhouse et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 3261-3262). Herein the synthesis and telomerase-inhibiting activity of a wide range of analogues of TMPyP4 are reported, from which rules for a structure-activity relationship (SAR) have been discerned: (1) stacking interactions are critical for telomerase inhibition, (2) positively charged substituents are important but may be interchanged and combined with hydrogen-bonding groups, and (3) substitution is tolerated only on the meso positions of the porphyrin ring, and the bulk of the substituents should be matched to the width of the grooves in which they putatively lie. This SAR is consistent with a model presented for the complexation of TMPyP4 with human telomeric quadruplex DNA.
DNA Synthesis | Dna Replication | Telomere
DNA replication & telomerase Flashcards | Quizlet
During DNA replication, theyfacilitate the untwisting of supertwisted DNA (see also and ).
Telomerase Function | Telomere | Dna
We report that introduction of the hTERT gene into human diploid fibroblasts results in emergence of telomerase activity in these cells and the ability to induce the reactivation of DNA synthesis in the macrophage nuclei in heterokaryons.