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P. Nie, Y. Bai, H. Mei* Synthetic Life with Alternative Nucleic Acids as Genetic Materials, Molecules 2020, 25, 3483.

Y. Bai, P. Nie, C. Xiong, J. Wen, H. Gan, Q. Ma, Z. Hu, X. Li, T. Yu, J.-D. Huang*, H. Mei*, Construction of Synthetic Life Forms with Genetic Materials Comprising Unnatural Nucleic Acids (in Chinese), 以非天然核酸为遗传物质的人工生命构建,Chin. Sci. Bull. 2020, in press.

H. Mei, Y. Wang, E. J. Yik, J. C. Chaput*, Synthesis and polymerase recognition of a pyrrolocytidine TNA triphosphate. Biopolymers, 2020, in press.

H. Mei*, J. C. Chaput*, Synthesis of a Fluorescent Cytidine TNA Triphosphate Analogue. Methods Mol. Biol. 2019, 1973, 27-37. (Invited Book Chapter)

H. Mei, J. C. Chaput*, Expanding the Chemical Diversity of TNA with tUTP Derivatives that are Substrates for a TNA Polymerase. Chem. Commun. 201854, 1237-1240.

X. Guo, P. Leonard, S. A. Ingale, J. Liu, H. Mei, M. Sieg, F. Seela, 5-Aza-7-deaza-2’-deoxyguanosine and 2'-Deoxycytidine form Programmable Silver-Mediated Base Pairs with Metal Ions in the Core of the DNA Double Helix. Chem. Eur. J. 2018,24, 8883-8892.

H. Mei#, R. Liao#, J. Randi, Y. Wang, S. Bala, C. McCloskey, C. Switzer, J. C.  Chaput*, Synthesis and Evolution of a Threose Nucleic Acid Aptamer Bearing 7‑Deaza-7-Substituted Guanosine Residues. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 5706-5713.

S. Bala, J. Liao, H. Mei, J. C. Chaput*, Synthesis of α-L-threofuranosyl Nucleoside 3'-Monophosphates, 3'-Phosphoro(2-methyl)imidazolides, and 3'-Triphosphates. J. Org. Chem. 201782, 5910-5916.

H. Mei#, C. Shi#, J. Randi, Y. Wang, M. Kardouh, J. C. Chaput*, Synthesis and Polymerase Activity of a Fluorescent Cytidine TNA Triphosphate Analogue. Nucleic Acids Res. 201745, 5629-5638.

H. Yang, H. Mei, F. Seela*, Pyrrolo-dC Metal Base Pairs in the Reverse Watson-Crick Double Helix: Capturing of Silver-Ions, Enhanced Stability of Parallel DNA and Impact of 6-Pyridinyl Residues on Fluorescence and Metal Ion Binding. Chem. Eur. J.20152110207-10219.

H. Mei, S. A. Ingale, F. Seela*, 3-Phenyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrimido[4,5-c]pyridazin-7-one as Nucleobase Substitute in DNA: Synthesis of the 2'-Deoxyribonucleoside, Cyclonucleoside Formation and Base Pairing in Oligonucleotides. 2015Tetrahedron201571, 6170-6175.

S. K. Jana, X. Guo, H. Mei, F. Seela*, Robust Silver-mediated Imidazolo-dC Base Pairs in Metal DNA: Dinuclear Silver Bridges with Exceptional Stability in Double Helices with Parallel and Antiparallel Strand Orientation. Chem. Commun. 201551, 17301-17304.

H. Mei, H.Yang, I. Röhl, F. Seela*,  Silver Arrays Inside DNA Duplexes Constructed from Ag+-mediated Pyrrolo-dC – Pyrrolo-dC Base Pairs. ChemPlusChem201479, 914-918.

H. Mei, S. A. Ingale, F. Seela*, Imidazolo-dC Metal-Mediated Base Pairs: Purine Nucleosides Capture Two Ag+ Ions and Form a Duplex with the Stability of a Covalent DNA Cross-Link, Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 16248-16257.

S. Ingale, H. Mei, P. Leonard, F. Seela*, Ethynyl Side Chain Hydration During Synthesis and Work up of “Clickable” Oligonucleotides: Bypassing Acetyl Group Formation by Triisopropylsilyl Protection. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 11271-11282.

H. Mei, S. A. Ingale, F. Seela*, Pyrene and Bis-Pyrene DNA Nucleobase Conjugates: Excimer and Monomer Fluorescence of Linear and Dendronized Cytosine and 7-Deazaguanine Click Adducts. Tetrahedro2013, 69, 4731-4742.

H. Mei, I. Röhl and F. Seela*, Ag+-mediated DNA Base Pairing: Extraordinary Stable Pyrrolo-dC – Pyrrolo-dC Pairs Binding Two Silver Ions. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 9457-9563.

F. Seela*, H. Mei, H. Xiong, S. Budow, H. Eickmeier, H. Reuter, 5-Ethynyl-2'-deoxycytidine: A DNA Building Block with a "Clickable" Side Chain. Acta Cryst2012, C68, o395-0398.

S. A. Ingale, S. S. Pujari, V. R. Sirivolu, P. Ding, H. Xiong, H. Mei, F. Seela*, 7-Deazapurine and 8-Aza-7-deazapurine Nucleoside and Oligonucleotide Pyrene “Click” Conjugates: Synthesis, Nucleobase Controlled Fluorescence Quenching, and Duplex Stability. J. Org. Chem. 201277, 188-199.

H. Mei, S. Budow, F. Seela*, Construction and Assembly of Chimeric DNA: Oligonucleotide Hybrid Molecules Composed of Parallel or Antiparallel Duplexes and Tetrameric i-Motifs. Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 4196-4204.

H. Mei#, L. Xing#, L. Cai, H.-W. Jin, P. Zhao, Z.-J. Yang*, L.-R. Zhang, L.-H. Zhang, Studies on the Synthesis of Neamine-dinucleotides and Neamine-PNA Conjugates and their Interaction with RNA. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2008, 18, 5335-5338.

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