Parallel DNA double helices incorporating isoG or m5isoC bases studied by FTIR, CD and molecular modeling.

FTIR spectroscopy has been used to follow the formation of parallel stranded DNA duplexes incorporating isoG or m5isoC bases and determine their base pairing scheme. The results are discussed in comparison with data concerning anti-parallel duplexes with comparable base composition and sequence. In duplexes containing A-T and isoG-C or m5isoC-G base pairs… (More)