225D

A TETRAMERIC DNA STRUCTURE WITH PROTONATED CYTOSINE:CYTOSINE BASE PAIRS


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Submitted: 

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Literature

A tetrameric DNA structure with protonated cytosine.cytosine base pairs.

Gehring, K.Leroy, J.L.Gueron, M.

(1993) Nature 363: 561-565

  • DOI: 10.1038/363561a0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Oligomers containing tracts of cytidine form hemiprotonated base pairs at acid pH and have been considered to be double-stranded. We have solved the structure of the DNA oligomer 5'-d(TCCCCC) at acid pH and find that it is a four-stranded complex in ...

    Oligomers containing tracts of cytidine form hemiprotonated base pairs at acid pH and have been considered to be double-stranded. We have solved the structure of the DNA oligomer 5'-d(TCCCCC) at acid pH and find that it is a four-stranded complex in which two base-paired parallel-stranded duplexes are intimately associated, with their base pairs fully intercalated. The relative orientation of the duplexes is antiparallel, so that each base pair is face-to-face with its neighbours. The NMR spectrum displays only six spin systems, showing that the structure is highly symmetrical on the NMR timescale; the four strands are equivalent. A model derived by energy minimization and constrained molecular dynamics shows excellent compatibility with the observed nuclear Overhauser effects (NOEs) particularly for the very unusual inter-residue sugar-sugar NOEs H1'-H1', H1'-H2" and H1'-H4'. These NOEs are probably diagnostic for such tetrameric structures.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Groupe de Biophysique de l'Ecole Polytechnique et de l'URA D1254 du CNRS, Palaiseau, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (5'-D(*TP*CP*CP*CP*CP*C)-3')A,B,C,D6N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Submitted: 
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement
X-PLORphasing

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1995-10-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance