Efficient RNA synthesis by in vitro transcription of a triazole-modified DNA template
(44), 12057-12058, 2011.Chem. Commun. 47
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A DNA strand containing a triazole phosphodiester mimic is an efficient template for in vitro transcription. This is the first demonstration of transcription through a heavily modified DNA backbone linkage and it suggests that click-ligated DNA could be useful for the direct synthesis of biologically active RNA and proteins.