Table 1: Sequences of oligomers and primers used in the studies.

Oligomer nameSequenceLengthModification

Primers

 P20 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GC 3 20 nt 5 -Cy5
 P23 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GCT GG 3 23 nt 5 -Cy5
 P24 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GCT GGT 3 24 nt 5 -Cy5
 P25 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GCT GGT T 3 25 nt 5 -Cy5
 P26 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GCT GGT TT 3 26 nt 5 -Cy5
 P27 5 CCG TAG GAC TGC CGT AGT GCT GGT TTN 3 (N = C, G, T or A)27 nt 5 -Cy5

Templates

 Unmodified 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 nt
 3-m-c3A/24 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AAXCCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = 3-m-c3A
 3-m-c3A/25 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AXA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = 3-m-c3A
 3-m-c3A/26 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA XAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = 3-m-c3A
 3-m-c3A/27 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCX AAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = 3-m-c3A
 c3A/24 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AAX CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = c3A
 c3A/25 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AXA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = c3A
 c3A/26 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA XAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = c3A
 c3A /27 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCX AAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = c3A
 THF/24 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AAX CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = THF
 THF/25 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA AXA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = THF
 THF/26 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCA XAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = THF
 THF/27 5 ATC CAA CCT GTA TCA TAC TTA CCX AAA CCA GCA CTA CGG CAG TCC TAC GG 3 50 ntX = THF

 DFO 5 -TGGTTTTGGT10 nt