The importance of hydration and DNA conformation in interpreting infrared spectra of cells and tissues.

  title={The importance of hydration and DNA conformation in interpreting infrared spectra of cells and tissues.},
  author={Bayden R. Wood},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={45 7},
  • B. Wood
  • Published 29 March 2016
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • Chemical Society reviews
Since Watson and Crick's historical papers on the structure and function of DNA based on Rosalind Franklin's and Maurice Wilkin's X-ray diffraction patterns tremendous scientific curiosity has been aroused by the unique and dynamic structure of the molecule of life. A-DNA and B-DNA represent different conformations of the DNA molecule, which is stabilised by hydrogen interactions between base pairs, stacking interactions between neighboring bases and long-range intra- and inter-backbone forces… 

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