Raimundo Gargallo

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The biological role of the existence of overlapping structures in RNA is possible yet remains very unexplored. G-Rich tracts of RNA form G-quadruplexes, while GC-rich sequences prefer stem-loop structures. The equilibrium between alternate structures within RNA may occur and influence its functionality. We tested the equilibrium between G-quadruplex and(More)
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)
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)
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)
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the activation domain of porcine procarboxypeptidase B (ADBp) were performed to examine the effect of using the particle-particle particle-mesh (P3M) or the reaction field (RF) method for calculating electrostatic interactions in simulations of highly charged proteins. Several structural, thermodynamic, and dynamic(More)
Multivariate data analysis methods (Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Partial Least Squares (PLS)) are applied to the analysis of the CoMFA (Comparative Molecular Field Analysis) data for several nucleic acids components. The data set includes nitrogenated bases, nucleosides, linear nucleotides, 3', 5'-cyclic nucleotides and oligonucleotides. PCA is(More)
The B-cell lymphoma-2 (bcl-2) gene contains a region that has been implicated in the regulation of bcl-2 gene expression. This region can form G-quadruplex structures in solution [J.X. Dai, T.S. Dexheimer, D. Chen, M. Carver, A. Ambrus, R.A. Jones, D.Z. Yang, An intramolecular G-quadruplex structure with mixed parallel/antiparallel G-strands formed in the(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)
Guanine-rich regions of DNA are sequences capable of forming G-quadruplex structures. The formation of a G-quadruplex structure in a region 140 base pairs (bp) upstream of the c-kit transcription initiation site was recently proposed (Fernando et al., Biochemistry, 2006, 45, 7854). In the present study, the acid-base equilibria and the thermally induced(More)