Feeling groovy: A family of nonmacrocyclic G-quadruplex binders with alternate oxazole and pyridine motifs was prepared. The shown heptacyclic derivative exhibits an unprecedented binding preference for certain quadruplex topologies: it recognizes exclusively the human telomeric quadruplex in Na+ buffer but not in K+ buffer. This unique quadruplex binding profile is strongly dependent on the size of the ligand and may result from groove interactions.
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