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GQW articles: March 2012 edition


From this post onwards, I intend to classify the monthly references by subtopics. Having the references curated this way makes the initial process a little more time consuming, but, I’m hoping it will pay out in the end by providing a quick reference source in the future.

The initial subtopics, with a basic description and some keywords/tags, are:

  • GQ-Biology. Studies aimed at the discovery of GQs in living organisms and the elucidation of their role in biological processes. (putative quadruplex sequences in genomes; proteins that recognize GQs; in vitro and in vivo studies of GQs)
  • GQ-Cations. Studies aimed at elucidating the role of cations in GQ structure and/or dynamics.
  • GQ-Methods. Application and development of methods and techniques to study GQs.
  • GQ-Nano & Technology. The design and development of GQ-based nanostructures. The use of GQs as components in devices (e.g., sensors; molecular machinery).
  • GQ-Recognition. Discovery and development of (mostly) small molecule ligands that recognize GQs (synthesis; design; pharmacology; medicinal chemistry).
  • GQ-Structure & Dynamics. Studies aimed at elucidating the detailed structure and/or dynamics of GQs. This includes experimental techniques such as X-Ray crystallography, NMR, and other spectroscopic methods as well as theoretical approaches such as MD-simulations.
  • GQ-Supramolecular. Studies related to the design and applications of GQs in supramolecular chemistry. Of particular interest are studies on the use of independent guanosine subunits to guide the self-assembly of complex structures. (assemblies; molecular devices)

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• GQ-Biology. Studies aimed at the discovery of GQs in living organisms and the elucidation of their role in biological processes. (putative quadruplex sequences in genomes; proteins that recognize GQs; in vitro and in vivo studies of GQs) [13 articles]


  1. The DEAH-box helicase RHAU is an essential gene and critical for mouse hematopoiesis. Lai JC, Ponti S, Pan D, Kohler H, Skoda RC, Matthias P, Nagamine Y. Blood. 2012 Mar 15. [Epub before print] PMID: 22422825
  2. The RNA helicase RHAU (DHX36) unwinds a G4-quadruplex in human telomerase RNA and promotes the formation of the P1 helix template boundary. [OA] E. P. Booy, M. Meier, N. Okun, S. K. Novakowski, S. Xiong, J. Stetefeld, & S. A. McKenna. Nucleic Acids Res. published 11 January 2012, 10.1093/nar/gkr1306
  3. Cell Cycle Regulation of G-Quadruplex DNA Structures at Telomeres. Juranek SA, Paeschke K. Curr Pharm Des.2012 Feb 27. [Epub before print] PMID: 22376109
  4. New insights into replication origin characteristics in metazoans. Cayrou C, Coulombe P, Puy A, Rialle S, Kaplan N, Segal E, Méchali M. Cell Cycle. 2012 Feb 15;11(4):658-67. PMID: 22373526
  5. The formation and stabilization of a novel G-quadruplex in the 5′-flanking region of the relaxin gene [OA] Lin S, Gu H, Xu M, Cui X, Zhang Y, Gao W, Yuan G. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31201. Epub 2012 Feb 21. PMID: 22363579
  6. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mph1 helicase on junction-containing DNA structures [OA] Young-Hoon Kang, Palinda Ruvan Munashingha, Chul-Hwan Lee, Tuan Anh Nguyen, & Yeon-Soo Seo. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40: 2089-2106.
  7. Nonspaced inverted DNA repeats are preferential targets for homology-directed gene repair in mammalian cells. [OA] Maarten Holkers, Antoine A. F. de Vries, and Manuel A. F. V. Gonçalves. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40:1984-1999.
  8. Yin Yang 1 contains G-quadruplex structures in its promoter and 5′-UTR and its expression is modulated by G4 resolvase 1. [OA] Weiwei Huang, Philip J. Smaldino, Qiang Zhang, Lance D. Miller, Paul Cao, Kristin Stadelman, Meimei Wan, Banabihari Giri, Ming Lei, Yoshikuni Nagamine, James P. Vaughn, Steven A. Akman, & Guangchao Sui. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40:1033-1049.
  9. Overcoming natural replication barriers: differential helicase requirements [OA] Ranjith P. Anand, Kartik A. Shah, Hengyao Niu, Patrick Sung, Sergei M. Mirkin, & Catherine H. Freudenreich. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40:1091-1105.
  10. Quadruplex-single nucleotide polymorphisms (Quad-SNP) influence gene expression difference among individuals. [OA] Aradhita Baral, Pankaj Kumar, Rashi Halder, Prithvi Mani, Vinod Kumar Yadav, Ankita Singh, Swapan K. Das, & Shantanu Chowdhury. Nucleic Acids Res. published 11 January 2012, [Epub before print]
  11. Bisquinolinium compounds induce quadruplex-specific transcriptome changes in HeLa S3 cell lines. R Halder, JF Riou, MP Teulade-Fichou, T Frickey, & JS Hartig. BMC Res Notes. 2012; 5: 138.
  12. A telomerase-associated RecQ protein-like helicase resolves telomeric G-quadruplex structures during replication. J Postberg, M Tsytlonok, D Sparvoli, D Rhodes, & HJ Lipps. Gene. 2012. [Epub before print]
  13. DNA replication through hard-to-replicate sites, including both highly transcribed RNA Pol II and Pol III genes, requires the S. pombe Pfh1 helicase. N Sabouri, KR McDonald, CJ Webb, IM Cristea, & VA Zakian. Genes Dev. 2012; 26: 581.
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• GQ-Cations. Studies aimed at elucidating the role of cations in the structure and/or dynamics of GQs. [1 article]

  1. Kinetics and mechanism of G-quadruplex formation and conformational switch in a G-quadruplex of PS2.M induced by Pb2+ . Wei Liu, Hong Zhu, Bin Zheng, Sheng Cheng, Yan Fu, Wei Li, Tai-Chu Lau, and Haojun Liang. Nucleic Acids Res. published 12 January 2012, 10.1093/nar/gkr1310
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• GQ-Methods. Application and development of methods and techniques to study GQs. [11 articles]

  1. Determination of DNA structural detail using radioprobing. Girard PM, Laughton C, Nikjoo H. Int J Radiat Biol. 2012 Jan;88(1-2):123-128. Epub 2011 Sep 21. PMID: 21823822
  2. Tandem mass spectrometry of platinated quadruplex DNA. Stucki SR, Nyakas A, Schürch S. J Mass Spectrom. 2011 Dec;46 (12):1288-1297. doi: 10.1002/jms.2019. PMID: 22223421
  3. Selective isolation of G-quadruplexes by affinity chromatography. Chang T, Liu X, Cheng X, Qi C, Mei H, Shangguan D. J Chromatogr A. 2012 Feb 16. [Epub before print] PMID: 22398385
  4. Reporter assays for studying quadruplex nucleic acids. Halder K, Benzler M, Hartig JS. Methods. 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22388183
  5. G-quadruplex structure and stability illuminated by 2-aminopurine phasor plots [OA] Robert Buscaglia, David M. Jameson, & Jonathan B. Chaires. Nucleic Acids Res. published 12 January 2012, 10.1093/nar/gkr1286
  6. Sensitive and label-free biosensing of RNA with predicted secondary structures by a triplex affinity capture method. Laura G. Carrascosa, S. Gómez-Montes, A. Aviñó, A. Nadal, M. Pla, R. Eritja, & L. M. Lechuga. Nucleic Acids Res. published 12 January 2012, 10.1093/nar/gkr1304
  7. A streptavidin paramagnetic-particle based competition assay for the evaluation of the optical selectivity of quadruplex nucleic acid fluorescent probes. E Largy, F Hamon, & MP Teulade-Fichou. Methods. 2012. [Epub before print]
  8. Methods of studying telomere damage induced by quadruplex-ligand complexes. Rizzo A, Salvati E, Biroccio A. Methods. 2012 Mar 4. [Epub before print] PMID: 22410593
  9. Fluorescence properties of 8-(2-pyridyl)guanine “2PyG” as compared to 2-aminopurine in DNA. Dumas A, Luedtke NW. Chembiochem. 2011 Sep 5;12(13):2044-51. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201100214. Epub 2011 Jul 22. PMID: 21786378
  10. Circular dichroism and guanine quadruplexes. M Vorlickova, I Kejnovska, J Sagi, D Renciuk, K Bednarova, J Motlova, & J Kypr. Methods. 2012. [Epub before print]
  11. Combination of chromatographic and chemometric methods to study the interactions between DNA strands. S Ruiz-Castelar, A Checa, R Gargallo, & J Jaumot. Anal Chim Acta. 2012; 722: 34. PMID: 22444532
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• GQ-Nano & Technology.  The design and development of GQ-based nanostructures. The use of GQs as components in devices (e.g., sensors, aptamers). [17 articles]

  1. Hemin/G-quadruplex simultaneously acts as NADH oxidase and HRP-mimicking DNAzyme for simple, sensitive pseudobienzyme electrochemical detection of thrombin. Yuan Y, Yuan R, Chai Y, Zhuo Y, Ye X, Gan X, Bai L. Chem Commun. 2012 Mar 30. [Epub before print] PMID: 22466956
  2. DNAzyme-based turn-on chemiluminescence assays in homogenous media. Zhou M, Liu Y, Tu Y, Tao G, Yan. J. Biosens Bioelectron. 2012 Mar 17. [Epub before print] PMID: 22465444
  3. Label-free Fluorescent Detection of Ions, Proteins and Small Molecules Using Structure-Switching Aptamers, SYBR Gold and Exonuclease Ⅰ. Zheng D, Zou R, Lou X. Anal Chem. 2012 Mar 16. [Epub before print]  PMID: 22424113
  4. The insertion of two 8-methyl-2′-deoxyguanosine residues in tetramolecular quadruplex structures: trying to orientate the strands. [OA] Virgilio A, Esposito V, Citarella G, Pepe A, Mayol L, Galeone A. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan; 40 (1):461-75. Epub 2011 Sep 9. PMID: 21908403
  5. Elongated Thrombin Binding Aptamer: A G-Quadruplex Cation-Sensitive Conformational Switch. De Rache A, Kejnovská I, Vorlíčková M, Buess-Herman C. Chemistry. 2012 Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/chem.201103381. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22362492
  6. Amplified Surface Plasmon Resonance and Electrochemical Detection of Pb2+ Ions Using the Pb2+-Dependent DNAzyme and Hemin/G-Quadruplex as a Label. Pelossof G, Tel-Vered R, Willner I. Anal Chem. 2012 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22424055
  7. A G-quadruplex based label-free fluorescent biosensor for lead ion. Guo L, Nie D, Qiu C, Zheng Q, Wu H, Ye P, Hao Y, Fu F, Chen G. Biosens Bioelectron. 2012 Feb 24. [Epub before print] PMID: 22417873
  8. G-Quadruplex as Signal Transducer for Biorecognition Events. Lv L, Guo Z, Wang J, Wang E. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22380517
  9. G-Quadruplex Based Probes for Visual Detection and Sensing. Neo JL, Kamaladasan K, Uttamchandani M. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub before print] PMID: 22380516
  10. G-quadruplex DNA Aptamers and their Ligands: Structure, Function and Application. Tucker WO, Shum KT, Tanner JA. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub before print] PMID: 22376117
  11. A label-free, G-quadruplex DNAzyme-based fluorescent probe for signal-amplified DNA detection and turn-on assay of endonuclease. Zhou Z, Du Y, Zhang L, Dong S. Biosens Bioelectron. 2012 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22366377
  12. A label-free fluorescence DNA probe based on ligation reaction with quadruplex formation for highly sensitive and selective detection of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. J Zhao, L Zhang, J Jiang, G Shen, and R Yu. Chem Commun. 2012.
  13. Label-free Fluorescent Detection of Ions, Proteins and Small Molecules Using Structure-Switching Aptamers, SYBR Gold and Exonuclease. D Zheng, R Zou, and X Lou. Anal Chem. 2012. [Epub before print]
  14. G-Quadruplex as Signal Transducer for Biorecognition Events. L Lv, Z Guo, J Wang, and E Wang. Curr Pharm Des. 2012. [Epub before print]
  15. G-quadruplex DNA Aptamers and their Ligands: Structure, Function and Application. WO Tucker, KT Shum, and JA Tanner. Curr Pharm Des. 2012. [Epub before print]
  16. A novel biosensing strategy for screening G-quadruplex ligands based on graphene oxide sheets. H Wang, T Chen, S Wu, X Chu, and R Yu. Biosens Bioelectron. 2012. [Epub before print]
  17. Single strand DNA catenane synthesis using the formation of G-quadruplex structure. Sannohe Y, Sugiyama H. Bioorg Med Chem. 2012 Feb 1. [Epub before print] PMID: 22364954
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• GQ-Recognition. Discovery and development of (mostly) small molecule ligands that recognize GQs (ynthesis; design; pharmacology; medicinal chemistry). [29 articles]


  1. Dimeric 1,3-Phenylene-bis(piperazinyl benzimidazole)s: Synthesis and Structure-Activity Investigations on their Binding with Human Telomeric G-Quadruplex DNA and Telomerase Inhibition Properties. Jain AK, Paul A, Maji B, Muniyappa K, Bhattacharya S. J Med Chem. 2012 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 22452380
  2. Molecular basis of structure-activity relationships between salphen metal complexes and human telomeric DNA quadruplexes. Campbell NH, Karim NH, Parkinson GN, Gunaratnam M, Petrucci V, Todd AK, Vilar R, Neidle S. J Med Chem. 2012 Jan 12; 55 (1):209-222. Epub 2011 Dec 13. PMID: 22112241
  3. Structural polymorphism of human telomere G-quadruplex induced by a pyridyl carboxamide molecule. Xu L, Xu Z, Shang Y, Feng S, Zhou X. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22440628
  4. A Caged Ligand for a Telomeric G-Quadruplex. Nakamura T, Iida K, Tera M, Shin-Ya K, Seimiya H, Nagasawa K. Chembiochem. 2012 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201200013. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22438312
  5. Structure, function and targeting of human telomere RNA. Xu Y, Komiyama M. Methods. 2012 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22425636
  6. G-quadruplexes: targets and tools in anticancer drug design. Düchler M. J Drug Target. 2012 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22424091
  7. Identification of novel telomeric G-quadruplex-targeting chemical scaffolds through screening of three NCI libraries. Rahman KM, Tizkova K, Reszka AP, Neidle S, Thurston DE. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22421021
  8. Bisquinolinium compounds induce quadruplex-specific transcriptome changes in HeLa S3 cell lines. Halder R, Riou JF, Teulade-Fichou MP, Frickey T, Hartig JS. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Mar 13;5(1):138. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22414013
  9. Spectroscopic probing of recognition of the G-quadruplex in c-kit promoter by small-molecule natural products. Cui X, Lin S, Yuan G. Int J Biol Macromol. 2012 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22405847
  10. In silico screening of quadruplex-binding ligands. Ma DL, Ma VP, Chan DS, Leung KH, Zhong HJ, Leung CH. Methods. 2012 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22391485
  11. Heterocyclic Dications as a New Class of Telomeric G-Quadruplex Targeting Agents.  Nanjunda R, Musetti C, Kumar A, Ismail MA, Farahat AA, Wang S, Sissi C, Palumbo M, Boykin DW, Wilson WD. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22380518
  12. Synthesis of Small Molecules Targeting Multiple DNA Structures using Click Chemistry. Howell LA, Bowater RA, O’Connell MA, Reszka AP, Neidle S, Searcey M. ChemMedChem. 2012 Feb 29. doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201200060. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22378532
  13. Human Telomere RNA: A Potential Target for Ligand Recognition. Xu Y. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376119
  14. Screening of a Chemical Library by HT-G4-FID for Discovery of Selective G-quadruplex Binders. Largy E, Saettel N, Hamon F, Dubruille S, Teulade-Fichou MP. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376118
  15. Searching Drug-like Anti-cancer Compound(s) Based on G-Quadruplex Ligands. Li Q, Xiang JF, Zhang H, Tang YL. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376116
  16. The Polymorfisms of DNA G-Quadruplex investigated by Docking Experiments with Telomestatin Enantiomers. Alcaro S, Costa G, Distinto S, Moraca F, Ortuso F, Parrotta L, Artese A. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376115
  17. G-Quadruplex Binding Ligands: from Naturally Occurring to Rationally Designed Molecules. Le TV, Han S, Chae J, Park HJ. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376113
  18. Targeting DNA G-Quadruplex Structures with Peptide Nucleic Acids. Panyutin IG, Onyshchenko MI, Englund EA, Appella DH, Neumann RD. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376112
  19. Luminescent G-quadruplex Probes. Ma DL, Chan DS, Yang H, He HZ, Leung CH. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376110
  20. Experimental Methods for Studying the Interactions between G-Quadruplex Structures and Ligands Jaumot J, Gargallo R. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376108
  21. Structure Conversion and Structure Separation of G-Quadruplexes Investigated by Carbazole Derivatives. Chang TC, Chu JF, Tsai YL, Wang ZF. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376106
  22. Recent Developments in the Chemistry and Biology of G-Quadruplexes with Reference to the DNA Groove Binders. Jain AK, Bhattacharya S. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376105
  23. State-of-the-Art Methodologies for the Discovery and Characterization of DNA G-Quadruplex Binder. Pagano B, Cosconati S, Gabelica V, Petraccone L, De Tito S, Marinelli L, La Pietra V, di Leva FS, Lauri I, Trotta R, Novellino E, Giancola C, Randazzo A. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22376104
  24. Stabilization of G-Quadruplex DNA, Inhibition of Telomerase Activity and Live Cell Imaging Studies of Chiral Ruthenium(II) Complexes. Sun D, Liu Y, Liu D, Zhang R, Yang X, Liu J. Chemistry. 2012 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/chem.201103156. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22367788
  25. Hybrid ligand-alkylating agents targeting telomeric G-quadruplex structures. Doria F, Nadai M, Folini M, Di Antonio M, Germani L, Percivalle C, Sissi C, Zaffaroni N, Alcaro S, Artese A, Richter SN, Freccero M. Org Biomol Chem. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22367401
  26. Interaction of human telomeric DNA with N-methyl mesoporphyrin IX. [OA] Nicoludis JM, Barrett SP, Mergny JL, Yatsunyk LA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22362740
  27. Luminescent detection of DNA-binding proteins [OA] Chung-Hang Leung, Daniel Shiu-Hin Chan, Hong-Zhang He, Zhen Cheng, Hui Yang, and Dik-Lung Ma. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40:941-955.
  28. Unraveling the structural complexity in a single-stranded RNA tail: implications for efficient ligand binding in the prequeuosine riboswitch [OA] Catherine D. Eichhorn, Jun Feng, Krishna C. Suddala, Nils G. Walter, Charles L. Brooks, III, and Hashim M. Al-Hashimi. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012; 40:1345-1355.
  29. Identifying G-quadruplex-binding ligands using DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles. Y Qiao, J Deng, Y Jin, G Chen, & L Wang. Analyst. 2012; 137: 1663.
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• GQ-Structure & Dynamics. Studies aimed at elucidating structure and/or dynamics GQ. This includes experimental techniques such as X-Ray crystallography, NMR, and other spectroscopic methods as well as theoretical approaches such as MD-simulations. [7 articles]

  1. RNA G-Quadruplexes: G-quadruplexes with “U” Turns. Agarwal T, Jayaraj G, Pandey SP, Agarwala P, Maiti S. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub before print] PMID: 22376111
  2. Formation of pearl-necklace monomorphic G-quadruplexes in the human CEB25 minisatellite. Amrane S, Adrian M, Heddi B, Serero A, Nicolas A, Mergny JL, Phan AT. J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Feb 29. [Epub before print] PMID: 22376028
  3. The Tertiary DNA Structure in the Single-Stranded hTERT Promoter Fragment Unfolds and Refolds by Parallel Pathways via Cooperative or Sequential Events. Yu Z, Gaerig V, Cui Y, Kang H, Gokhale V, Zhao Y, Hurley LH, Mao H. J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Feb 28. [Epub before print] PMID: 22372563
  4. Stability and free energy calculation of LNA modified quadruplex: a molecular dynamics study. AK Chaubey, KD Dubey, and RP Ojha. J Comput Aided Mol Des. 2012. [Epub before print]
  5. Studying the effect of crowding and dehydration on DNA G-quadruplexes. L Petraccone, B Pagano, and C Giancola. Methods. 2012. [Epub before print]
  6. Stability and Structure of Long Intramolecular G-quadruplexes. L Payet and JL Huppert. Biochemistry. 2012. [Epub before print]
  7. The high-resolution crystal structure of a parallel intermolecular DNA G-4 quadruplex/drug complex employing syn glycosyl linkages [OA] GR Clark, PD Pytel, and CJ Squire. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012. [Epub before print]
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• GQ-Supramolecular. Studies related to the design and applications of GQs in supramolecular chemistry. Of particular interest are studies on the use of independent guanosine subunits to guide the self-assembly of complex structures. [o articles]


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This post includes 78 articles divided by categories as follows:

  • GQ-Biology.  13 articles
  • GQ-Methods11 articles
  • GQ-Cations1 article
  • GQ-Nano & Technology. 17 articles
  • GQ-Recognition29 articles
  • GQ-Structure & Dynamics7 articles
  • GQ-Supramolecular0 articles
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[OA] = Open Access


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