Fluorescence of adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine, and uracil
has been detected at room temperature in neutral aqueous solution
using a digital signal accumulation technique and right angle fluorescence
detection from solutions with absorbances between 0. 4 and 0. 7.
The quantum yields are respectively 2.6 x 10⁻⁴, 3.0 x 10⁻⁴,...
The binding of eleven polycyclic, aromatic hydrocarbons to the acid
form of poly A has been investigated. The hydrocarbons were chosen to
test a size criterion. Model building showed that some hydrocarbons
could intercalate in the helix and be well protected from contact with
the aqueous solvent. Experimentally it was...
The effects of pH on the torsional flexibility of DNA bound to a
nucleosome core particle were investigated by studying the time-resolved
fluorescence anisotropy decays of ethidium bromide intercalated into the DNA
of the core particle. As the torsional flexibility of DNA is affected by the
presence of an intercalating...
A novel protocol for the study of protein-nucleic acid interactions is presented and demonstrated
to be feasible. The protocol combines photochemical crosslinking techniques and mass
spectrometric methods into a new strategy for identifying protein domains or amino acid residues
that are in close contact with nucleic acid in protein-nucleic acid...
The effects of estrogen treatment on uterine weight, uterine
nucleic acid content and adrenal weight were studied. Daily doses
of 0.05μg or 0.1 μg of Estradiol 17-β were administered subcutaneously
to seven day castrated female rats for periods varying
from 0 to 168 days. After two days of treatment uterine...