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Thermal and pH stabilities of i‐DNA: confronting in vitro experiments with models and in‐cell NMR data

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CHENG Mingpan QIU Dehui TAMON Liezel IŠTVÁNKOVÁ Eva VÍŠKOVÁ Pavlína AMRANE Samir GUÉDIN Aurore CHEN Jielin LACROIX Laurent JU Huangxian TRANTÍREK Lukáš SAHAKYAN Aleksandr B. ZHOU Jun MERGNY Jean-Louis

Rok publikování 2021
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Středoevropský technologický institut

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202016801
Klíčová slova DNA; i-motif; thermal stability; pH transition; intracellular stability
Popis Recent studies indicate that i-DNA, a four-stranded cytosine-rich DNA also known as the i-motif, is actually formed in vivo ; however, a systematic study on sequence effects on stability has been missing. Herein, an unprecedented number of different sequences (271) bearing four runs of 3-6 cytosines with different spacer lengths has been tested. While i-DNA stability is nearly independent on total spacer length, the central spacer plays a special role on stability. Stability also depends on the length of the C-tracts at both acidic and neutral pHs. This study provides a global picture on i-DNA stability thanks to the large size of the introduced data set; it reveals unexpected features and allows to conclude that determinants of i-DNA stability do not mirror those of G-quadruplexes. Our results illustrate the structural roles of loops and C-tracts on i-DNA stability, confirm its formation in cells, and allow establishing rules to predict its stability.
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