Polyamines favor DNA triplex formation at neutral pH.


The stability of triplex DNA was investigated in the presence of the polyamines spermine and spermidine by four different techniques. First, thermal-denaturation analysis of poly[d(TC)].poly[d(GA)] showed that at low ionic strength and pH 7, 3 microM spermine was sufficient to cause dismutation of all of the duplex to the triplex conformation. A 10-fold… (More)


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