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SOLUTION STRUCTURE OF A DNA THREE-WAY JUNCTION


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 26 
  • Selection Criteria: back calculated data agree with experimental NOESY spectrum,structures with acceptable covalent geometry,structures with the least restraint violations,structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Solution structure of a DNA three-way junction containing two unpaired thymidine bases. Identification of sequence features that decide conformer selection.

van Buuren, B.N.Overmars, F.J.Ippel, J.H.Altona, C.Wijmenga, S.S.

(2000) J.Mol.Biol. 304: 371-383

  • DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.2000.4224

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The solution structure of a DNA three-way junction (3H) containing two unpaired thymidine bases at the branch site (3HT2), was determined by NMR. Arms A and B of the 3HT2 form a quasi-continuous stacked helix, which is underwound at the junction and ...

    The solution structure of a DNA three-way junction (3H) containing two unpaired thymidine bases at the branch site (3HT2), was determined by NMR. Arms A and B of the 3HT2 form a quasi-continuous stacked helix, which is underwound at the junction and has an increased helical rise. The unstacked arm C forms an acute angle of approximately 55 degrees with the unique arm A. The stacking of the unpaired thymidine bases on arm C resembles the folding of hairpin loops. From this data, combined with the reported stacking behavior of 23 other 3HS2 s, two rules are derived that together correctly reproduce their stacking preference. These rules predict, from the sequence of any 3HS2, its stacking preference. The structure also suggests a plausible mechanism for structure-specific recognition of branched nucleic acids by proteins.


    Related Citations: 
    • NMR studies of DNA three-way junctions containing two unpaired thymidine bases: the influence of the sequence at the junction on the stability of the stacking conformers.
      Overmars, F.J.,Pikkemaat, J.A.,van den Elst, H.,van Boom, J.H.,Altona, C.
      (1996) J.Mol.Biol. 255: 702


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Medical Biosciences, Medical Biophysics, UmeĆ¢, S-90187, Sweden.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA THREE-WAY JUNCTIONA36N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 26 
  • Selection Criteria: back calculated data agree with experimental NOESY spectrum,structures with acceptable covalent geometry,structures with the least restraint violations,structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-04-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance