Pharmacokinetics of Py-Im polyamides depend on architecture: cyclic versus linear.
The pharmacokinetic properties of three pyrrole-imidazole (Py-Im) polyamides of similar size and Py-Im content but different shape were studied in the mouse. Remarkably, hairpin and cyclic oligomers programmed for the same DNA sequence 5'-WGGWWW-3' displayed distinct pharmacokinetic properties. Furthermore, the hairpin 1 and cycle 2 exhibited vastly different animal toxicities. These data provide a foundation for design of DNA binding Py-Im polyamides to be tested in vivo.
Raskatov, JA; Hargrove, AE; So, AY; Dervan, PB
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