Conformational transitions of poly(dA-dC).poly(dG-dT) induced by high salt or in ethanolic solution.


Poly(dA-dC).poly(dG-dT) was studied by circular dichroism in the presence of high CsCl concentrations and in ethanolic solutions. This alternating purine-pyrimidine duplex may undergo two conformational transitions from a B-type to a novel structure and subsequently into an A-form. Cs+ ions or increasing ethanol concentrations induced a change of the B-type… (More)