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GQW articles: June 2013 edition


Just a quick post with a list of 32 articles related to GQs published last June, roughly classified as follows:

  • (B). GQ-Biology: 6 articles
  • (C). GQ-Cations: 1 article
  • (M). GQ-Methods: 3 articles
  • (NT). GQ-Nano & Technology: 9 articles
  • (R). GQ-Recognition. 7 articles
  • (SD). GQ-Structure & Dynamics: 7 articles
  • (S). GQ-Supramolecular: 2 articles


1. (B) Research shows four-stranded DNA in human cancer cells. Mayor S. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Mar; 14 (3): e91.  PMID: 23580959

2. (SD) A highly sensitive resonance Rayleigh scattering method to discriminate a parallel-stranded G-quadruplex from DNA with other topologies and structures. Shi Y, Luo HQ, Li NB. Chem Commun. 2013 Jun 4. [Epub] PMID: 23736799

3. (NT) A novel electrochemical aptasensor for thrombin detection based on the hybridization chain reaction with hemin/G-quadruplex DNAzyme-signal amplification. Zhang J, Chai Y, Yuan R, Yuan Y, Bai L, Xie S, Jiang L. Analyst. 2013 Jun 6. [Epub] PMID: 23741737

4. (B) Recognition of intermolecular G-quadruplexes by full length nucleophosmin. Effect of a leukaemia-associated mutation. Bañuelos S, Lectez B, Taneva SG, Ormaza G, Alonso-Mariño M, Calle X, Urbaneja MA. FEBS Lett. 2013 Jun 3. doi:pii: S0014-5793(13)00422-5. 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.05.055. [Epub] PMID: 23742937

5. (NT) Aptamer selection based on g4-forming promoter region. [OA] Yoshida W, Saito T, Yokoyama T, Ferri S, Ikebukuro K. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 4; 8 (6): e65497. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065497. Print 2013. PMID: 23750264

6. (SD; M) Mechanical unfolding of long human telomeric RNA (TERRA). Garavís M, Bocanegra R, Herrero-Galán E, González C, Villasante A, Arias-Gonzalez JR. Chem Commun. 2013 Jun 10. [Epub] PMID: 23748212

7. (NT) A highly sensitive G-quadruplex-based luminescent switch-on probe for the detection of polymerase 3′-5′ proofreading activity. Surnameleung GH, Surnamehe GZ, Surnamezhong GJ, Surnamelu G, Surnamechan GS, Surnamema GL, Surnameleung GH. Methods. 2013 Jun 2. doi:pii: S1046-2023(13)00167-9. 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.05.017. [Epub] PMID: 23748144

8. (B) Translational halt during elongation caused by G-quadruplex formed by mRNA. Endoh T, Kawasaki Y, Sugimoto N. Methods. 2013 Jun 6. doi:pii: S1046-2023(13)00192-8. 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.05.026. [Epub] PMID: 23747335

9. (M) Clerocidin-mediated DNA footprinting discriminates among different G-quadruplex conformations and detects tetraplex folding in a duplex environment. Nadai M, Sattin G, Palù G, Palumbo M, Richter SN. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Jun 6. doi:pii: S0304-4165(13)00243-2. 10.1016/j.bbagen.2013.05.039. [Epub] PMID: 23747297

10. (S) Quartet formation of a guanine derivative with an isopropyl group: crystal structures of “naked” G-quartets and thermodynamics of G-quartet formation. Inui Y, Shiro M, Fukuzumi S, Kojima T. Org Biomol Chem. 2013 Feb 7; 11 (5): 758-64. doi: 10.1039/c2ob26877a. Epub 2012 Dec 13. PMID: 23238354

11. (B) DNA2, a new player in telomere maintenance and tumor suppression. Chai W, Zheng L, Shen B. Cell Cycle. 2013 Jun 10; 12 (13). [Epub] PMID: 23759580

12. (NT; S) Guided assembly of tetramolecular G-quadruplexes. Yatsunyk LA, Pietrement O, Albrecht D, Tran PL, Renciuk D, Sugiyama H, Arbona JM, Aimé JP, Mergny JL. ACS Nano. 2013 Jun 13. [Epub] PMID: 23763613

13. (R) Pentose Phosphate Pathway Function Affects Tolerance to the G-Quadruplex Binder TMPyP4. [OA] Andrew EJ, Merchan S, Lawless C, Banks AP, Wilkinson DJ, Lydall D. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 12; 8 (6): e66242. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066242. Print 2013. PMID: 23776642

14. (R) Spectroscopic and Biological Studies of Phenanthroline Compounds: Selective Recognition of Gene-Promoter G-Quadruplex DNAs Preferred over Duplex DNA. Wang L, Wei C. Chem Biodivers. 2013 Jun;10(6):1154-64. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.201200341. PMID: 23776031

15. (SD) Combination of i-Motif and G-Quadruplex Structures within the Same Strand: Formation and Application. Zhou J, Amrane S, Korkut DN, Bourdoncle A, He HZ, Ma DL, Mergny JL. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Jun 14. doi: 10.1002/anie.201301278. [Epub] PMID: 23775868

16. (SD) Folding thermodynamics of the hybrid-1 type intramolecular human telomeric G-quadruplex. Shek YL, Noudeh GD, Nazari M, Heerklotz H, Abu-Ghazalah RM, Dubins DN, Chalikian TV. Biopolymers. 2013 Jun 18. doi: 10.1002/bip.22317. [Epub] PMID: 23775839

17. (B) Mechanistic Studies for the Role of Cellular Nucleic-acid-binding Protein (CNBP) in Regulation of c-myc Transcription. Chen S, Su L, Qiu J, Xiao N, Lin J, Tan JH, Ou TM, Gu LQ, Huang ZS, Li D. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Jun 14. doi:pii: S0304-4165(13)00267-5. 10.1016/j.bbagen.2013.06.007. [Epub] PMID: 23774591

18. (SD) Distance-dependent duplex DNA destabilization proximal to G-quadruplex/i-motif sequences. [OA] König SL, Huppert JL, Sigel RK, Evans AC. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jun 14. [Epub] PMID: 23771141

19. (NT) A dual-functional electrochemical biosensor for the detection of prostate specific antigen and telomerase activity. Liu J, Lu CY, Zhou H, Xu JJ, Wang ZH, Chen HY. Chem Commun. 2013 Jun 14. [Epub] PMID: 23770709

20. (NT) A simple, fast and highly sensitive assay for the detection of telomerase activity. Quach QH, Jung J, Kim H, Chung BH. Chem Commun. 2013 Jun 14. [Epub]  PMID: 23770610

21. (NT) A label-free DNA hairpin biosensor for colorimetric detection of target with suitable functional DNA partners. Nie J, Zhang DW, Tie C, Zhou YL, Zhang XX. Biosens Bioelectron. 2013 May 25;49C:236-242. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.05.020. [Epub]  PMID: 23770395

22. (R) The influence of positional isomerism on G-quadruplex binding and anti-proliferative activity of tetra-substituted naphthalene diimide compounds. Mpima S, Ohnmacht SA, Barletta M, Husby J, Pett LC, Gunaratnam M, Hilton ST, Neidle S. Bioorg Med Chem. 2013 May 25. doi:pii: S0968-0896(13)00463-X. 10.1016/j.bmc.2013.05.027. [Epub] PMID: 23769166

23. (SD) Excimer Formation by Stacking G-Quadruplex Blocks. Dao NT, Haselsberger R, Michel-Beyerle ME, Phan AT. ChemPhysChem. 2013 Jun 18. doi: 10.1002/cphc.201300481. [Epub] PMID: 23780713

24. (M) A novel microfluidic mixer based on dual-hydrodynamic focusing for interrogating the kinetics of DNA-protein interaction. Li Y, Xu F, Liu C, Xu Y, Feng X, Liu BF. Analyst. 2013 Jun 20. [Epub] PMID: 23785706

25. (B) G-Quadruplex DNA as a Molecular Target for Induced Synthetic Lethality in Cancer Cells. McLuckie KI, Di Antonio M, Zecchini H, Xian J, Caldas C, Krippendorff BF, Tannahill D, Lowe C, Balasubramanian S. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Jun 19. [Epub] PMID: 23782415

26. (R) Macrocyclic biphenyl tetraoxazoles: Synthesis, evaluation as G-quadruplex stabilizers and cytotoxic activity. Blankson GA, Pilch DS, Liu AA, Liu LF, Rice JE, Lavoie EJ. Bioorg Med Chem. 2013 May 30. doi:pii: S0968-0896(13)00482-3. 10.1016/j.bmc.2013.05.033. [Epub] PMID: 23787291

27. (R) On the interaction between [Ru(NH3)6]3+ and the G-quadruplex forming thrombin binding aptamer sequence. De Rache A, Doneux T, Kejnovská I, Buess-Herman C. J Inorg Biochem. 2013 May 30;126C:84-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2013.05.014. [Epub] PMID: 23787142

28. (R) V-Shaped Dinuclear Pt(II) Complexes: Selective Interaction with Human Telomeric G-quadruplex and Significant Inhibition towards Telomerase. [OA] Xu CX, Zheng YX, Zheng XH, Hu Q, Zhao Y, Ji LN, Mao ZW. Sci Rep. 2013 Jun 24;3:2060. doi: 10.1038/srep02060. PMID: 23792883

29. (NT; C) A “turn-on” fluorescent sensor for detection of Pb2+ based on graphene oxide and G-quadruplex DNA. Li X, Wang G, Ding X, Chen Y, Gou Y, Lu Y. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 Jun 25. [Epub] PMID: 23799396

30. (SD) Polyethylene glycol binding alters human telomere G-quadruplex structure by conformational selection. [OA] Buscaglia R, Miller MC, Dean WL, Gray RD, Lane AN, Trent JO, Chaires JB. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jun 26. [Epub] PMID: 23804761

31. (NT) Stable label-free fluorescent sensing of biothiols based on ThT direct inducing conformation-specific G-quadruplex. Tong LL, Li L, Chen Z, Wang Q, Tang B. Biosens Bioelectron. 2013 Jun 10; 49C: 420-425. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.05.051. [Epub] PMID: 23807235

32. (R) Asymmetric distyrylpyridinium dyes as red-emitting fluorescent probes for quadruplex DNA. Xie X, Choi B, Largy E, Guillot R, Granzhan A, Teulade-Fichou MP. Chemistry. 2013 Jan 21; 19 (4): 1214-26. doi: 10.1002/chem.201203710. Epub 2013 Jan 4. PMID: 23292703



  • (B). 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).
  • (C). GQ-Cations: Studies aimed at elucidating the role of cations in the structure and/or dynamics of GQs.
  • (M). GQ-Methods: Application and development of methods and techniques to study GQs.
  • (NT). GQ-Nano & Technology: The design and development of GQ-based nanostructures. The use of GQs as components in devices (e.g., sensors, aptamers).
  • (R). GQ-Recognition.Discovery and development of (mostly) small molecule ligands that recognize GQs (synthesis; design; pharmacology; medicinal chemistry).
  • (SD). 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.
  • (S). 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.
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