Characterization of the hydrogen bond network in guanosine quartets by internucleotide 3hJ(NC)' and 2hJ(NN) scalar couplings

Dingley, A. J. and Masse, J. E. and Feigon, J. and Grzesiek, S.. (2000) Characterization of the hydrogen bond network in guanosine quartets by internucleotide 3hJ(NC)' and 2hJ(NN) scalar couplings. Journal of Biomolecular NMR, 16 (4). pp. 279-289.

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Scalar coupling correlations across hydrogen bonds with carbonyl groups as acceptors have been observed in a variety of proteins, but not in nucleic acids. Here we present a pulse scheme that allows such an observation and quantification of trans-hydrogen bond 3hJ(NC)' correlations in nucleic acid base pairs, between the imino nitrogen 15N1 and the carbonyl 13C6 nuclei within the guanine quartets of the Oxy-1.5 DNA-quadruplex. Intra- and internucleotide N-H...O=C connectivities can be traced around each guanine quartet, allowing the hydrogen bonding partners to be unambiguously assigned. Absolute values of the 3hJ(NC)' couplings are approximately 0.2 Hz as quantified by a selective long-range H(N)CO experiment and are thus on average smaller than the analogous 3hJ(NC)' couplings observed in proteins. In addition, an improved version of the pseudo-heteronuclear H(N)N-COSY [Majumdar et al. (1999) J. Biomol. NMR, 14, 67-70] is presented which allows simultaneous detection of the 15N-donor and 15N-acceptor resonances connected by 2hJ(NN) couplings in hydrogen bonds involving amino groups. Using this experiment, values ranging between 6 and 8 Hz are determined for the 2hJNN couplings between 15N2 and 15N7 nuclei in the guanine quartet. These values are not strongly influenced by the presence of a significant amount of chemical exchange broadening due to amino group rotations.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Structural Biology & Biophysics > Structural Biology (Grzesiek)
UniBasel Contributors:Grzesiek, Stephan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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