Photo - Regulation of RNA Hydrolysis by the Zinc(II) Complex Carrying Azobenzene
The first photo-regulation of non-enzymatic RNA hydrolysis has been achieved. A positively-charged and bulky regulator has been linked to a catalytically active Zn(II) complex, via a photo-responsive linker involving an azobenzene. The rate of RNA hydrolysis has been reversibly modulated by photo-irradiation.
- Chemistry letters
Chemistry letters 1999(5), 439-440, 1999-05-05
The Chemical Society of Japan