Trans-hydrogen bond deuterium isotope effects of A:T base pairs in DNA.
The chemical shifts of (13)C2 of adenosine residues of DNA were observed to experience a through-space or trans-hydrogen bond isotope effect as a result of deuterium substitution at the imino hydrogen site of base-paired thymidine residues. NMR measurements of several self-complementary DNA duplexes at natural abundance (13)C in 50% H(2)O, 50% D(2)O solvent mixtures yielded an average trans-hydrogen bond isotope effect, (2h)Delta(13)C2, of -47 ppb. The data suggest that stronger hydrogen bond...Expand abstract
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