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The non-self-complementary DNA decamer C-A-A-A-G-A-A-A-A-G/C-T-T-T-T-C-T-T-T-G is a DNA/DNA analogue of a portion of the polypurine tract or PPT, which is a RNA/DNA hybrid that serves as a primer for synthesis of the (+) DNA strand by HIV reverse transcriptase (RT), and which is not digested by the RNase H domain of reverse transcriptase following (-)(More)
X-ray analysis of the complex of netropsin with the B-DNA dodecamer of sequence C-G-C-G-A-A-T-T-BrC-G-C-G reveals that the antitumor antibiotic binds within the minor groove by displacing the water molecules of the spine of hydration. Netropsin amide NH furnish hydrogen bonds to bridge DNA adenine N-3 and thymine O-2 atoms occurring on adjacent base pairs(More)
Two-component signal transduction systems are modular phosphorelay regulatory pathways common in prokaryotes. In the co-crystal structure of the Escherichia coli NarL signal output domain bound to DNA, we observe how the NarL family of two-component response regulators can bind DNA. DNA recognition is accompanied by the formation of a new dimerization(More)
The antitumor antibiotic netropsin has been co-crystallized with a double-helical B-DNA dodecanucleotide of sequence: C-G-C-G-A-A-T-T-BrC-G-C-G, and the structure of the complex has been solved by X-ray diffraction at a resolution of 2.2 A. The structure has been refined independently by Jack-Levitt and Hendrickson-Konnert least-squares methods, leading to(More)
The crystal structure of the double-helical B-DNA dodecamer of sequence C-G-C-G-A-A-T-T-C-G-C-G has been solved and refined independently in three forms: (1) the parent sequence at room temperature; (2) the same sequence at 16 K; and (3) the 9-bromo variant C-G-C-G-A-A-T-TBrC-G-C-G at 7 degrees C in 60% (v/v) 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol. The latter two(More)
Non-specific lipid-transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are involved in the movement of phospholipids, glycolipids, fatty acids, and steroids between membranes. Several structures of plant nsLTPs have been determined both by X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance. However, the detailed structural basis of the non-specific binding of hydrophobic ligands(More)
Recent advances in DNA synthesis methods have made it possible to carry out single-crystal x-ray analyses of double-stranded DNA molecules of predetermined sequence, with 4 to 12 base pairs. At least one example has been examined from each of the three known families of DNA helix: A, B, and Z. Each family has its own intrinsic restrictions on chain folding(More)
The DNA dodecamer CATGGGCCCATG in a crystal structure of resolution 1.3 A has a conformation intermediate between A and B DNA. This trapping of a stable intermediate suggests that the A and B DNA families are not discrete, as previously believed. The structure supports a base-centered rather than a backbone-centered mechanism for the A <--> B transition(More)
The X-ray crystal structure of the complex of the B-DNA dodecamer CGCGAATTCGCG with the antitumor drug netropsin has been reexamined to locate the drug accurately for computer-based drug design. The optimum solution is with the drug centered in the AATT region of the minor groove, making three good bifurcated hydrogen bonds with adenine N3 and thymine O2(More)
Bending of 15 to 24 degrees is observed within crystal structures of B-DNA duplexes, is strongly sequence-dependent, and exhibits no correlation with the concentration of MPD (2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol) in the crystallizing solution. Two types of bends are observed: facultative bends or flexible hinges at junctions between regions of G.C and A.T base-pairs,(More)