A left-handed supramolecular assembly around a right-handed screw axis in the crystal structure of homo-DNA.

Pallan PS, Lubini P, Egli M
Chem Commun (Camb). 2007 (14): 1447-9

PMID: 17389988 · DOI:10.1039/b614983a

Duplexes of homo-DNA, a hexose analogue of DNA and autonomous pairing system, exhibit unusual conformational features, and in the crystal structure create a unique double-helical supramolecular motif whose main characteristic is a handedness that is opposite to that of the underlying crystallographic symmetry.

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Base Pairing Crystallography DNA Hexoses Hydrogen Bonding Nucleic Acid Conformation

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