Exploiting anthracene photodimerization within peptides : light induced sequence-selective DNA binding

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The unprecedented use of anthracene photodimerization within a protein or peptide system is explored through its incorporation into a DNA-binding peptide, derived from the GCN4 transcription factor. This study demonstrates an effective and dynamic interplay between a photoreaction and a peptide–DNA assembly, with each process able to exert control over the other.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8130-8133
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Early online date7 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2015