Molecule of the Month
|X-Ray Structure of a Lectin-Bound DNA Duplex Containing an Unnatural Phenanthrenyl Pair|
DNA duplexes containing unnatural base-pair surrogates are attractive biomolecular nanomaterials with potentially beneficial photophysical or electronic properties. Herein we report the first X-ray structure of a duplex containing a phen-pair in the center of the double helix in a zipper like stacking arrangement.
This work was carried out in the group of Prof. Christian Leumann.