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NMR study has shown that DNA oligonucleotide d(G(3)T(4)G(4)) adopts an asymmetric bimolecular G-quadruplex structure in solution. The structure of d(G(3)T(4)G(4))(2) is composed of three G-quartets, overhanging G11 residue and G3, which is part of the loop. Unique structural feature of d(G(3)T(4)G(4))(2) fold is the orientation of the two loops. Thymidine… (More)
The G-rich 11-mer oligonucleotide d(G(4)T(4)G(3)) forms a bimolecular G-quadruplex in the presence of sodium ions with a topology that is distinct from the folds of the closely related and well-characterized sequences d(G(4)T(4)G(4)) and d(G(3)T(4)G(3)). The solution structure of d(G(4)T(4)G(3))(2) has been determined using a combination of NMR spectroscopy… (More)
Multinuclear NMR study has demonstrated that G-quadruplex adopted by d(G3T4G4) exhibits two cation binding sites between three of its G-quartets. Titration of tighter binding K+ ions into the solution of d(G3T4G4)2 folded in the presence of 15NH4+ ions uncovered a mixed mono-K+-mono-15NH4+ form that represents intermediate in the conversion of di-15NH4+… (More)
2D NMR studies demonstrate that the residence lifetime of 15NH4+ ions within the bimolecular G-quadruplex adopted by d(G4T4G4) is reduced from 270 ms in the presence of ammonium ions alone to 36 ms in the presence of Na+ ions.
We have recently communicated that DNA oligonucleotide d(G(3)T(4)G(4)) forms a dimeric G-quadruplex in the presence of K(+) ions [J. Am. Chem. Soc.2003, 125, 7866-7871]. The high-resolution NMR structure of d(G(3)T(4)G(4))(2) G-quadruplex exhibits G-quadruplex core consisting of three stacked G-quartets. The two overhanging G3 and G11 residues are located… (More)