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Title: Anthracene tagged biomolecules for DNA binding
Author: Bullen, Gemma Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 5914 6944
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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Within this thesis, the use of anthracene to perform various applications within biomolecules is assessed. Anthracene displays two interesting photo properties which make it an appealing molecule for incorporation; fluorescence and photodimerisation. The former is utilised to develop a single nucleotide polymorphism detection assay which is shown to allow for determination of the base present in a complementary strand of DNA. In addition to this, the photodimerisation properties of anthracene are used within a protein for the first time. This is utilised to develop a photoswitched binding protein, allowing for control of DNA binding of the protein. Further to this, the photodimerisation properties are utilised within oligonucleotides to achieve structural control of a G-quadruplex as well as photo-triggered release of single stranded DNA.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry ; QH426 Genetics