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Chem Commun (Camb). 2005 Mar 14;(10):1342-4. Epub 2005 Jan 19.

A pyrimidine-like nickel(II) DNA base pair.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA. switzer@citrus.ucr.edu

Abstract

4-(2'-Pyridyl)-pyrimidinone deoxyriboside is synthesized and characterized as a DNA metallo base-pair; this novel nucleoside forms a self-pair in the presence of Ni(II) and stabilizes double helical DNA to the same extent as a G.C pair.

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15742072
DOI:
10.1039/b415426f
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