Comparative CD and thermodynamic studies between sheared A:G and Watson-Crick A:U(T) base pairs in RNA and DNA.


Thermodynamic parameters for duplex formation were determined from CD melting curves for r(GGACGAGUCC)2 and d(GGACGAGTCC)2, both of which have been demonstrated to form two consecutive 'sheared' A:G base pairs at the center by our previous studies. The parameters were determined also for r(GGACUAGUCC)2 and d(GGACTAGTCC)2, where the A:G mismatches are… (More)