Ramón Ovelar Beltrán

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In this paper, we have analysed the conformational behaviour shown by the homopurine--homopyrimidine alternating d(GA.CT)22 sequence cloned into SV40. Our results show that, in the presence of zinc ions, the d(GA.CT)22 sequence adopts an altered secondary DNA structure (*H-DNA) which differs from either B-DNA or H-DNA. Formation of *H-DNA is facilitated by(More)
Repetitive d(CT.GA)n sequences are commonly found in eukaryotic genomic DNA. They are frequently located in sites involved in genetic recombination or in promoter regions. To test for their possible biological function, a d(CT.GA)22 synthetic sequence was introduced into the genome of SV40, since it constitutes an appropriate model system for eukaryotic(More)
The use of fast and reliable analytical procedures for olive oil authentication is a priority demand due to its wide consumption and healthy benefits. Olive oil adulteration with other cheaper vegetable oils is a common practice that has to be detected and controlled. Rapid screening methods based on high resolution tandem mass spectrometry constitute today(More)
The homopyrimidine-homopurine sequence d(CT/GA)22 undergoes, in the presence of zinc ions, transition to an altered DNA conformation (*H-DNA) which is neither H-DNA nor B-DNA. *H-DNA is characterized by a peculiar chemical reactivity pattern in which most of the polypyrimidine strand is hyperreactive to osmium tetroxide and the central part of the(More)
The occurrence of off-flavours in wines and especially the so-called "cork taint defect" represents one of the most serious problem in wine industry in which 2,4,6-trichloroanisole has been blamed as the main responsible. The development of analytical methods for haloanisoles determination in wine/cork represent a challenge, mainly due to food matrix(More)
Zinc induces transition of a d(GA.CT)22 sequence to a novel DNA conformation, called *H-DNA. In this paper, the structural characteristics of this altered DNA conformation are determined. Formation of *H-DNA is induced at zinc concentrations higher than 70 microM (Zn/P = 2) and it is favoured by negative supercoiling and low ionic strength. Two different(More)