NMR structure of an oligonucleotide containing a base pair 3-(2- hydroxyethyl) deoxyuridine-adenine

Y. Boulard, L. C. Sowers, G. V. Fazakerley

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It has been shown that ethylene oxide reacts with dC at the N3 position to produce a potentially mutagenic lesion, 3-(2-hydroxyethyl) deoxyuridine (3-HE-dU). In this article, we report NMR and Molecular Mechanic studies of a duplex containing the 3-HE-dU base with an adenine in front of the lesion which is in the sequence, 5'-GCAAGTC(3-HE-dU)AAAACG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1603-1607
Number of pages5
JournalNucleosides and Nucleotides
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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