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    Here, we provide an out-of-the-box G-quadruplex (G4) targeting-based strategy for rescuing mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease. We predict and verify the presence of G4s within the promoter of an ageing epigenetic regulator BAZ2B. G4-specific ligands targeting BAZ2B G4s could significantly down-regulate the BAZ2B expression and relieve mitochondrial dysfunction. Therefore, this work may provide a new way of rescuing mitochondrial dysfunction in AD by targeting G4s in a specific ageing epigenetic regulator promoter.

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    Jie Yang, Geng Qin, Jingsheng Niu, Yue Wei, Xuexia Li, Chuanqi Zhao, Chunyu Wang, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu. Targeting G-quadruplexes in an ageing epigenetic regulator promoter for rescuing mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England). 2023 Jan 24;59(8):1078-1081

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    PMID: 36621881

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