A binding edge? Comparison of dissociation constants and molecular-dynamics snapshots of a panel of synthetic telomeric double-stranded DNA sequences containing HMdU O-glycosides has revealed that the DNA-binding protein of kinetoplastids, such as Leishmania and Trypanosoma, JBP1, recognizes a critical edge-on conformation of the pyranosyl ring of base J. If this conformation is perturbed, JBP1 binding is dramatically reduced.(Chemical Equation Presented).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular dynamics
- Molecular recognition