Cholesterol Phosphoramidites and Supports

Potential therapeutic oligonucleotides must permeate the cell membrane for optimal activity. The addition of lipophilic groups to an oligonucleotide would be expected to enhance cellular uptake/membrane permeation. The use of cholesteryl oligos and the consequent improvement in activity has been described. We have designed our Cholesteryl products with triethyleneglycol (TEG) spacers for maximum solubility.