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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2001;40(16):3045-8
The covalent linkage of a hairpin polyamide, which binds in the minor groove, to camptothecin provides an efficient system to direct topoisomerase I mediated DNA cleavage to specific sites. These conjugates are equally as potent at targeting the enzyme to a single site in a DNA fragment as camptothecin conjugates of ligands that bind in the major groove (triplex-forming oligonucleotides).