Design of photocontrolled biomolecules based on azobenzene derivatives

T. S. Zatsepin, L. A. Abrosimova, M. V. Monakhova, Le Thi Hien, A. Pingoud, E. A. Kubareva, T. S. Oretskaya

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This review focuses on methods of designing photocontrolled proteins and nucleic acids. Data on prep- aration and modification of proteins and nucleic acids with azobenzene derivatives are summarized. Examples of using photoswitchable proteins, their substrates, inhibitors and ligands containing azobenzene, as well as azobenzene deriv- atives of nucleic acids, for design of nanomachines are considered. The bibliography includes 122 references.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-963
Number of pages22
JournalRussian Chemical Reviews
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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