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Binding of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis (N-methylpyridinium-4-yl)porphyrin (H2TMPyP4+) and its zinc complex (ZnTMPyP4+) to DNA is demonstrated by their coelectrophoresis and by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic methods. Topoisomerisation of pBR322 DNA shows that H2TMPyP4+ unwinds DNA as efficiently as ethidium bromide showing that it intercalates at many(More)
The DNA sequence specificity of an ellipticine derivative bearing an aminoalkyl side chain has been determined by a variety of footprinting methods. The drug exhibits sequence selective binding and discriminates against runs of adenines or thymines. Binding is shown to occur at various sequences with a preference for GC rich regions of DNA. A large(More)
  • John M.Kdly, Alessandro B.Tossi, David J.McConneU, C. OhUigin
  • 2005
The nature of binding of Ru(phen)_ (I), Ru(bipy). (II), Ru(terpy) (III) (phen-1,10-phenanthroline, bipy 2,2'-bipyridyl, terpy 2,2'2, " terpyridyl) to DNA, poly[d(G-C)] and poly[d(A-T)] has been compared by absorption, fluorescence, DNA melting and DNA unwinding techniques. I binds intercalatively to DNA in low ionic strength solutions. Topoisomerisation(More)
The nature of binding of Ru(phen) 2+ (I), Ru(bipy) 2+ (II), Ru(terpy) 2+ (III) (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, bipy 3 = 2,2'-bipyridyl, 3 terpy = 2,2'2," - 2 terpyridyl) to DNA, poly[d(G-C)] and poly[d(A-T)] has been compared by absorption, fluorescence, DNA melting and DNA unwinding techniques. I binds intercalatively to DNA in low ionic strength solutions.(More)
It is shown that methylene blue (MB+) photosensitises DNA in either aerated or deaerated solutions, causing direct cleavage of phosphodiester bonds and rendering additional bonds labile to alkali. Evidence from unwinding and fluorimetric studies indicates that MB+ binds to DNA in at least 2 ways. Intercalation, which optimally induces helical unwinding of(More)
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