Solution structure of an oligodeoxynucleotide containing the human N-ras codon 12 sequence refined from 1H NMR using molecular dynamics restrained by nuclear Overhauser effects.Zegar, I.S., Stone, M.P.
(1996) Chem.Res.Toxicol. 9: 114-125
- PubMed: 8924579
- DOI: 10.1021/tx9500787
- PubMed Abstract:
The structure of d(GGCAGGTGGTG).d(CACCACCTGCC), consisting of codons 11, 12 (underlined), and 13 of the human n-ras protooncogene, was refined from 1H NMR data. Patterns of internucleotide NOEs consistent with a B-form helix were observed for each st ...
The structure of d(GGCAGGTGGTG).d(CACCACCTGCC), consisting of codons 11, 12 (underlined), and 13 of the human n-ras protooncogene, was refined from 1H NMR data. Patterns of internucleotide NOEs consistent with a B-form helix were observed for each strand. NOE intensities between purine H8 and H1' protons were small compared to intensities between cytosine H5 and H6 protons, indicative of glycosyl torsion angles in the anti range. Cross-peaks were observed between purine H8 and pyrimidine H5 and CH3 protons on adjacent bases in the direction of purine (5'-->3')pyrimidine, but not in the direction pyrimidine(5'-->3')purine. Watson-Crick hydrogen bonding between bases was intact. A total of 232 experimental distance restraints were obtained. Of these, 143 were intra-residue restraints and 89 were inter-residue restraints. A restrained molecular dynamics/simulated annealing approach yielded 6 MD structures calculated from a B-form starting structure and 6 MD structures from an A-form starting structure. These refined to an average pairwise rms difference of 0.92 angstrom, with maximum pairwise rmsd of 1.35 angstroms. Accuracy of emergent structures was assessed by relaxation matrix back-calculation. The sixth-root residual index of 7.0 x 10(-2) measured between the refined structures and the NOE intensity data suggested that the former were in reasonable agreement with the NOE data. The refined solution structures were in the B-family. Similar to the human n-ras codon 61 sequence [Feng, B., & Stone, M.P. (1995) Chem. Res. Toxicol. 8, 821-832], the ras12 sequence contained local variations in B-like conformation which did not confer large structural alterations upon the duplex, but perhaps modulated the reactivity of the first as compared to the second guanine in codon 12.
Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA.