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Method for detection of methylcytosine using photoresponsive probe

外国特許コード F110005605
整理番号 RX02P35WO
掲載日 2011年9月9日
出願国 アメリカ合衆国
出願番号 92202509
公報番号 20110091887
公報番号 8697357
出願日 平成21年3月11日(2009.3.11)
公報発行日 平成23年4月21日(2011.4.21)
公報発行日 平成26年4月15日(2014.4.15)
国際出願番号 JP2009001090
国際公開番号 WO2009113303
国際出願日 平成21年3月11日(2009.3.11)
国際公開日 平成21年9月17日(2009.9.17)
優先権データ
  • 特願2008-063290 (2008.3.12) JP
  • 2009JP001090 (2009.3.11) WO
発明の名称 (英語) Method for detection of methylcytosine using photoresponsive probe
発明の概要(英語) The present invention provides a method for detecting methylcytosine in DNA rapidly, conveniently, and with high sensitivity.
The present invention relates to a method for detecting methylcytosine by using a methylcytosine photocoupling agent (a photoresponsive probe) consisting of nucleic acids having a group represented by the Formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV) as a base moiety.
特許請求の範囲(英語) [claim1]
1. A method of photocoupling methylcytosine by using nucleic acids, comprising: hybridizing both (i) a nucleic acid or a peptide nucleic acid immobilized on a carrier, and (ii) a test nucleic acid having methylcytosine to a template nucleic acid or a template peptide nucleic acid, thereby closely arranging the nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid immobilized on the carrier and the test nucleic acid having methylcytosine to the template nucleic acid or template peptide nucleic acid,
wherein the nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid has a group represented by the Formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV) as a base moiety at a 5' end thereof,
wherein in the Formula (I), X represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (I), R1 and R3 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (I), R2 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (II), R4 and R6 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (II), R5 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (III), Y represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), Z represents NH2 when Y is O or S, or a hydrogen atom when Y is NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), R7 and R9 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (III), R8 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (IV), R10 and R12 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (IV), R11 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms; and
performing light irradiation on the test nucleic acid and the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid that are arranged closely by the hybridization to the template nucleic acid or template peptide nucleic acid, thereby photocoupling the test nucleic acid to the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid.
[claim2]
2. A method for detecting methylcytosine in test nucleic acid, comprising: hybridizing both (i) a nucleic acid or a peptide nucleic acid immobilized on a carrier, and (ii) a test nucleic acid having methylcytosine to a template nucleic acid or a template peptide nucleic acid, thereby closely arranging the nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid immobilized on the carrier and the test nucleic acid having methylcytosine to the template nucleic acid or template peptide nucleic acid,
wherein the nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid has a group represented by the Formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV) as a base moiety at a 5' end thereof,
wherein in the Formula (I), X represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (I), R1 and R3 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (I), R2 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (II), R4 and R6 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (II), R5 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (III), Y represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), Z represents NH2 when Y is O or S, or a hydrogen atom when Y is NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), R7 and R9 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (III), R8 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (IV), R10 and R12 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group, and
wherein in the Formula (IV), R11 represents a hydrophobic group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms;
performing light irradiation on the test nucleic acid and the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid that are arranged closely by the hybridization to the template nucleic acid or template peptide nucleic acid, thereby photocoupling the test nucleic acid to the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid;
removing the hybridized template nucleic acid or template peptide nucleic acid by dissociation;
hybridizing the test nucleic acid, which is coupled to the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid, to a labeled nucleic acid or a labeled peptide nucleic acid having a label site as a nucleic acid or a peptide nucleic acid capable of hybridizing to the test nucleic acid; and
detecting the label site included in the labeled nucleic acid or the labeled peptide nucleic acid.
[claim3]
3. The method according to claim 2, wherein the template nucleic acid or the template peptide nucleic acid has (i) a sequence which is capable of hybridizing to a partial or whole sequence of the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid, and (ii) a sequence which is capable of hybridizing to a partial or whole sequence of the test nucleic acid, and
wherein (i) a methylcytosine of the test nucleic acid and (ii) the group represented by the Formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV) of the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid are arranged closely when the immobilized nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid is hybridized to the test nucleic acid.
[claim4]
4. The method according to claim 2 or 3, wherein the label site is labeled with a label selected from the group consisting of a fluorescent pigment, biotin, a hapten, an enzyme, ferrocene, a spin-active compound and a radio-active compound.
[claim5]
5. A kit for detecting methylcytosine, comprising: a nucleic acid or a peptide nucleic acid immobilized on a carrier, the nucleic acid or peptide nucleic acid having a group represented by the following Formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV) as a base moiety at a 5' end thereof:
wherein in the Formula (I), X represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (I), R1 and R3 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (I), R2 represents a hydrophobic hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (II), R4 and R6 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (II), R5 represents a hydrophobic hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (III), Y represents O, S or NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), Z represents NH2 when Y is O or S, or a hydrogen atom when Y is NH,
wherein in the Formula (III), R7 and R9 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group,
wherein in the Formula (III), R8 represents a hydrophobic hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms,
wherein in the Formula (IV), R10 and R12 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a C1 to C6 alkoxy group, a cyano group or a C1 to C6 acyl group, and
wherein in the Formula (IV), R11 represents a hydrophobic hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms;
a template nucleic acid or a template peptide nucleic acid; and
a labeled nucleic acid or a labeled peptide nucleic acid having a label site.
[claim6]
6. The method of photocoupling methylcytosine by using nucleic acids according to claim 1, wherein R2, R5, R8 and R11 are each a hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms.
[claim7]
7. The method for detecting methylcytosine in test nucleic acid according to claim 2, wherein R2, R5, R8 and R11 are each a hydrocarbon group having C1 to C12 carbon atoms.
  • 発明者/出願人(英語)
  • FUJIMOTO KENZO
  • OGINO MASAYUKI
  • TAYA YUTA
  • JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
国際特許分類(IPC)
米国特許分類/主・副
  • 435/6.1
  • 536/23.1
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