Low temperature structures of dCpG-proflavine. Conformational and hydration effects

B. Schneider, S. L. Ginell, H. M. Berman

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The structure of the complex of dCpG with proflavine was determined using x-ray data taken at -130 degrees C (low temperature) and at -2 degrees C (cold temperature) and compared with the structure of the complex determined previously at room temperature (Shieh, H. S., H. M. Berman, M. Dabrow, and S. Neidle. 1980. Nucleic Acids Res. 8:85–97). Low temperature was refined with 5,125 reflections between 8.0 and 0.93 A, Anisotropically modeled temperature factors were used for DNA/drug atoms and isotropic ones for water oxygens to R factor of 12.2% in P2(1)2(1)2; a = 32.853, b = 21.760, c = 13.296 A. Cold temperature was refined isotropically with 2,846 reflections 8.0–0.89 A to R = 15.1% in P2(1)2(1)2; a = 32.867, b = 22.356, c = 13.461 A. Both structures are very similar to the room temperature one, though some important differences were observed: one guanine sugar moiety is disordered and additional water molecules have been located that give rise to infinite polyhedral hydration networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1572-1578
Number of pages7
JournalBiophysical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics

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