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The solution structure of the DNA decamer (CATGGCCATG)2 has been determined by NMR spectroscopy and restrained molecular dynamic and distance geometry calculations. The restrainted data set includes interproton distances and torsion angles for the deoxyribose sugar ring which were obtained by nuclear Overhauser enhancement intensities and quantitative(More)
The structure of iremycin [10-(alpha-L-rhodosaminyl)-gamma-rhodomycinone] hydrochloride has been confirmed by 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. We studied the interaction of iremycin and the related compound daunomycin with DNA by transient electric dichroism and by sedimentation analysis of supercoiled closed duplex DNA. The(More)
The infrared spectra of three different 25-mer parallel-stranded DNAs (ps-DNA) have been studied. We have used ps-DNAs containing either exclusively dA x dT base pairs or substitution with four dG x dC base pairs and have them compared with their antiparallel-stranded (aps) reference duplexes in a conventional B-DNA conformation. Significant differences(More)
Sequence-dependent structural features of the DNA double helix have a strong influence on the base pair opening dynamics. Here we report a detailed study of the kinetics of base pair breathing in tracts of GC base pairs in DNA duplexes derived from 1H NMR measurements of the imino proton exchange rates upon titration with the exchange catalyst ammonia. In(More)
The clinical behavior and the histogenesis of adenomatoid tumors of the uterus are discussed by means of an own case and of the relevant literature. For some time reports increase suggesting a mesothelial origin of this entity. These tumors are regarded as a variety of benign mesotheliomas. The own findings support this idea.
The transition of the 14-meric deoxyoligonucleotide duplex d-(ACCCCCTTTTTTTG).d-(CAAAAAAAGGGGGT) from the B- to the A-conformation in water/trifluorethanol (TFE) solution was studied with the use of circular dichroism. An increase in the fraction of TFE induces a two-step B-A transition. In the first step, up to 73% TFE, the A-form is generated from the(More)
The exchange behavior of the guanine N(1) and uracil N(3) protons in the self-complementary hexanucleotide r(ApApGpCpUpU) has been studied at 5 degrees C in 80% H2O/20% D2O by proton NMR. Under these conditions, the hexanucleotide forms a stable miniduplex. The exchange rate of all Watson-Crick NH protons is unaffected by addition of trifluoroethylamine up(More)
The conformation of two hexanucleotides, d(GGATCC) and d(GGm6ATCC), has been studied by proton nuclear magnetic resonance. Nuclear Overhauser effect (NOE) measurements on d(GGATCC) are in agreement with a normal B form right-handed helical structure. The single- and double-strand resonances are in fast exchange on a proton NMR time scale. The exchange is(More)
The three-dimensional solution structure of a DNA molecule of the sequence 5'-d(GCATCGAAAAAGCTACG)-3' paired with 5'-d(CGTAGCCGATGC)-3' containing a five-adenine bulge loop (dA(5)-bulge) between two double helical stems was determined by 2D (1)H and (31)P NMR, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy. The DNA in both stems adopt a classical B-form double helical(More)