Melting studies of short DNA hairpins containing the universal base 5-nitroindole.

Effects of the universal base 5-nitroindole on the thermodynamic stability of DNA hairpins having a 6 bp stem and four base loops were investigated by optical absorbance and differential scanning calorimetry techniques. Melting studies were conducted in buffer containing 115 mM Na(+). Five different modified versions of DNA hairpins containing a 5… CONTINUE READING