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ERIC Number: EJ918442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Confirming the 3D Solution Structure of a Short Double-Stranded DNA Sequence Using NMR Spectroscopy
Ruhayel, Rasha A.; Berners-Price, Susan J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n7 p732-734 Jul 2010
2D [superscript 1]H NOESY NMR spectroscopy is routinely used to give information on the closeness of hydrogen atoms through space. This work is based on a 2D [superscript 1]H NOESY NMR spectrum of a 12 base-pair DNA duplex. This 6-h laboratory workshop aims to provide advanced-level chemistry students with a basic, yet solid, understanding of how the 3D structure of a double-stranded DNA sequence can be determined using 2D [superscript 1]H NOESY NMR spectroscopy and, hence, how structural perturbations induced by DNA binding agents such as platinum anticancer drugs are studied. Students are supplied with various sections of the 2D [superscript 1]H NOESY spectrum of the DNA sequence. Using these, as well as a molecular model as a visual aid and tool for measuring interproton distances, they are able to sequentially assign the structure of the DNA. (Contains 2 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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