This work was supported by Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) of JST and JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Numbers 24310097, 24225005, 24104002). Financial support from The Mitsubishi Foundation and The Asahi Glass Foundation to M.E. are also acknowledged. A.R. expresses sincere thanks to JSPS for the Postdoctoral fellowship.
Direct and Single-Molecule Visualization of the Solution-State Structures of G-Hairpin and G-Triplex Intermediates†
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2014
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Volume 126, Issue 16, pages 4191–4196, April 14, 2014
How to Cite
Rajendran, A., Endo, M., Hidaka, K. and Sugiyama, H. (2014), Direct and Single-Molecule Visualization of the Solution-State Structures of G-Hairpin and G-Triplex Intermediates. Angew. Chem., 126: 4191–4196. doi: 10.1002/ange.201308903
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 17 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 12 OCT 2013
- JSPS. Grant Numbers: 24310097, 24225005, 24104002
- Mitsubishi Foundation
- The Asahi Glass Foundation
We present the direct and single-molecule visualization of the in-pathway intermediates of the G-quadruplex folding that have been inaccessible by any experimental method employed to date. Using DNA origami as a novel tool for the structural control and high-speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM) for direct visualization, we captured images of the unprecedented solution-state structures of a tetramolecular antiparallel and (3+1)-type G-quadruplex intermediates, such as G-hairpin and G-triplex, with nanometer precision. No such structural information was reported previously with any direct or indirect technique, solution or solid-state, single-molecule or bulk studies, and at any resolution. Based on our results, we proposed a folding mechanism of these G-quadruplexes.