Chemical synthesis of hypermodified oligonucleotides and DNA stretches will be studied and developer using novel base-modified nucleoside phosphoramidites. The modifications will include e.g. hydrophobic substituents, heterocycles or sugars. In some cases, orthogonal protecting group strategy will have to be developed. Hybridization and folding of these oligomers will be also studied as well as their interactions with proteins and biological activity.
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