The amplitude of local angular motion of purines in DNA in solution.

Nuclear magnetic resonance and optical experiments are combined to determine the rms amplitude of local angular motion of purines in DNA in solution. A 12 base-pair duplex DNA with the sequence d(CGCGAATTCGCG)2 is deuterated at the H8 positions of adenine and guanine by exchange with solvent at 55 degrees C. The deuterium nmr spectrum of this DNA is… CONTINUE READING