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Improved free-energy parameters for predictions of RNA duplex stability.
Thermodynamic parameters for prediction of RNA duplex stability are reported. One parameter for duplex initiation and 10 parameters for helix propagation are derived from enthalpy and free-energyExpand
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Writing waveguides in glass with a femtosecond laser.
With the goal of being able to create optical devices for the telecommunications industry, we investigated the effects of 810-nm, femtosecond laser radiation on various glasses. By focusing the laserExpand
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Gene up-regulation in response to predator kairomones in the water flea, Daphnia pulex
BackgroundNumerous cases of predator-induced polyphenisms, in which alternate phenotypes are produced in response to extrinsic stimuli, have been reported in aquatic taxa to date. The genus DaphniaExpand
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RNA structure prediction.
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Hydration regulates thermodynamics of G-quadruplex formation under molecular crowding conditions.
The effect of molecular crowding on the structure and stability of biomolecules has become a subject of increasing interest because it can clarify how biomolecules behave under cell-mimickingExpand
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Temperature dependence of thermodynamic properties for DNA/DNA and RNA/DNA duplex formation.
A clear difference in the enthalpy changes derived from spectroscopic and calorimetric measurements has recently been shown. The exact interpretation of this deviation varied from study to study, butExpand
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Sequence dependence for the energetics of dangling ends and terminal base pairs in ribonucleic acid.
Stability increments of terminal unpaired nucleotides (dangling ends) and terminal base pairs on the core helixes AUGCAU and UGCGCA are reported. Enthalpy, entropy, and free energy changes of helixExpand
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Roles of Mg2+ in TPP‐dependent riboswitch
We quantified the effect of Mg2+ on thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP) binding to TPP‐dependent thiA riboswitch RNA. The association constant of TPP binding to the riboswitch at 20 °C increased from 1.2 ×Expand
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Loop residues of thrombin-binding DNA aptamer impact G-quadruplex stability and thrombin binding.
The thrombin-binding DNA aptamer (TBA) 5'-d(GGTTGGTGTGGTTGG)-3' forms a G-quadruplex that is necessary for binding to the coagulation factor thrombin. The stability of the G-quadruplex of TBA whenExpand
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