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The dependence of some molecular motions in the enzyme 1,3-1,4-beta-glucanase from Bacillus licheniformis on temperature changes and the role of the calcium ion in them were explored. For this purpose, two molecular dynamics simulated trajectories along 4 ns at low (300 K) and high (325 K) temperatures were generated by the GROMOS96 package. Several(More)
Multivariate resolution methods make up a set of mathematical tools that may be applied to the analysis and interpretation of spectroscopic data recorded when monitoring a physical or chemical process with multichannel detectors. The goal of resolution methods is the recovery of chemical and/or physical information from the experimental data. Such data(More)
The nucleoside 2'-deoxyzebularine (K) was incorporated into the self-complementary dodecamer 5'-CGTACGKGTACG-3' by solid-phase 2-cyanoethylphosphoramidite chemistry using dimethoxytrityl (DMT) as the 5'-hydroxyl protecting group. Standard synthesis cycles using trichloroacetic acid and short ammonia treatment (50 degrees C for 30 min) were found to be the(More)
The nuclease hypersensitive element (NHE) III(I) of the c-myc promoter regulates the expression of oncogene c-myc and hence is an important anti-cancer target. Paranemic secondary structure formation within the promoter has been implicated in mechanistic regulation models. Here, it is shown that two monomeric tetraplexes form within the c-myc promoter,(More)
The resolution of the dimeric intermolecular G-quadruplex/duplex competition of the telomeric DNA sequence 5'-TAG GGT TAG GGT-3' and of its complementary 5' ACC CTA ACC CTA-3' is reported. To achieve this goal, melting experiments of both sequences and of the mixtures of these sequences were monitored by molecular absorption, molecular fluorescence and(More)
The interactions of actinomycin D (ACTD) with the oligonucleotides 5'-CAAAGCTTTG-3', 5'-CATGGCCATG-3' and 5'-TATGGCCATA-3' were investigated by means of acid-base titrations and mole-ratio and melting experiments monitored by molecular absorption and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies. For each experiment, CD and molecular absorption spectra were(More)
A procedure is described for the complete resolution of concentration profiles of oligonucleotide triplexes as a function of pH and temperature. The pH and temperature ranges at which triplexes are present and the relative concentrations of all the species involved in acid-base and conformational equilibria are successfully estimated from Multivariate Curve(More)
2-Aminopurine (P) is a mutagen causing A.T to G.C transitions in prokaryotic systems. To study the base-pairing schemes between P and cytosine (C) or thymine (T), two self-complementary dodecamers containing P paired with either C or T were synthesized, and their protonation equilibria were studied by acid-base titrations and melting experiments. The(More)
A successful application is reported of the multivariate curve resolution alternating least-squares method (MCR-ALS) for the analysis of nucleic acid melting and salt-induced transitions. Under conditions where several structures co-exist in a conformational equilibrium, MCR-ALS analysis of the UV and circular dichroism (CD) spectra at different(More)
For the first time, interaction of vitamin B7 (VB7) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated with the aim of developing a method for the analysis of BSA. The interaction of VB7 with BSA was investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV), linear sweep voltammetry (LSV), and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) at a multi-walled carbon nanotubes-modified(More)