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On demonstrating DNA intercalation

Long, Eric C. and Barton, Jacqueline K. (1990) On demonstrating DNA intercalation. Accounts of Chemical Research, 23 (9). pp. 271-273. ISSN 0001-4842. doi:10.1021/ar00177a001.

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Considerable attention has focused on new DNA-binding and -modifying agents, from natural products to wholly synthetic designs, as probes of DNA structure and as potential chemotherapeutic agents. The application of these molecules necessitates a precise understanding of the structural details of the agents' mode of interaction with the target molecule, double-helical DNA. DNA binding agents tend to interact noncovalently with the host molecule through two general modes: (i) in a groove-bound fashion stabilized by a mixture of hydrophobic, electrostatic, and hydrogen-bonding interactions and (ii) through an intercalative association in which a planar, heteroaromatic moiety slides between the DNA base pairs. Surprisingly, however, only a fraction of known DNA-interactive agents have been structurally characterized to atomic detail in noncovalent complexes with DNA.

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Additional Information:© 1990 by the American Chemical Society. Registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health for their support of our work. E.C.L. is a Fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research.
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Official Citation:On demonstrating DNA intercalation. Eric C. Long and Jacqueline K. Barton. Accounts of Chemical Research 1990 23 (9), 271-273. DOI: 10.1021/ar00177a001
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