The deoxynucleotide fragment d(GpGpCpCpGpGpCpC) was synthesized and crystallized, and its three-dimensional structure was determined by x-ray diffraction techniques to a resolution of 2.25 A. The molecule forms a right-handed double helix in which the two base pairs at either end of the molecule are in the conventional A-DNA conformation, while the central four base pairs have a modified form in which alternate residues have sugar conformations that are closer to those in B-DNA than in A-DNA. The molecules have an intermolecular contact in which the planar terminal guanine . cytosine base pair lies on the flat minor groove surface of the A-DNA helix.
|頁（從 - 到）||3968-3972|
|期刊||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 7月 1982|
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