Comparison of binding of mixed ribose-deoxyribose analogues of CUCU to a ribozyme and to GGAGAA by equilibrium dialysis: evidence for ribozyme specific interactions with 2' OH groups.

@article{Bevilacqua1991ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of binding of mixed ribose-deoxyribose analogues of CUCU to a ribozyme and to GGAGAA by equilibrium dialysis: evidence for ribozyme specific interactions with 2' OH groups.},
  author={Philip C. Bevilacqua and Douglas H. Turner},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={30 44},
  pages={10632-40}
}
Dissociation constants at 15 degrees C were measured by equilibrium dialysis for the binding of rCrUrCrU, dCrUrCrU, rCdUrCrU, rCrUdCrU, and rCrUrCdU to the L-21 ScaI form of the self-splicing group I LSU intron from Tetrahymena thermophila. Substitution of deoxyribose for ribose in each of the middle two positions makes the free energy change for binding 1-2 kcal/mol less favorable, compared to about 0.3 kcal/mol less favorable for each of the terminal positions. Dissociation constants for… CONTINUE READING