Two dimensional NMR studies on the solution structure of d-CTCGAGCTCGAG

Sheth, Anu ; Ravikumar, M. ; Hosur, R. V. ; Govil, Girjesh ; Tan-Zu-Kun, ; Miles, H. T. (1987) Two dimensional NMR studies on the solution structure of d-CTCGAGCTCGAG Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 144 (1). pp. 26-34. ISSN 0006-291X

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Two dimensional (2D) FT-NMR investigations have been carried out on the self-complementary dodecanucleotide d-CTCGAGCTCGAG, which has cleavage sites for the restriction enzyme Xho I (between C and T). The central TCG portion is also known to show a preference for DNAase activity. Complete resonance assignments have been obtained for the non-exchangeable sugar and base protons of the oligonucleotide. Information regarding sugar geometries, glycosidic torsion angles and other structural parameters has been obtained from the relative intensities of the cross peaks in the COSY and NOESY spectra. The results indicate that deoxyribose rings of C1 and C7 adopt a conformation different from the remaining sugars in the double helical oligonucleotide. The central TCG portion also exhibits variations in the backbone structure. The base stacking in the double helix shows interesting sequence dependent effects suggesting that the sequence effects are not localised to nearest neighbours but extended over longer stretches.

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