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Circular dichroism as a means to follow DNA gymnastics: on the shoulders of giants

M. Mills, C. Lin, M. Chauhan, H.H. Klump
South African Journal of Science | Vol 105, No 7/8 | a89 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v105i7/8.89 | © 2010 M. Mills, C. Lin, M. Chauhan, H.H. Klump | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 January 2010 | Published: 19 January 2010

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C. Lin,
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This is the first report of DNA stem-loops self-assembled by ‘foot-loop’ interactions into either two-dimensional strings or three-dimensional spirals, distinguished by circular dichroism spectroscopy. All subunits are linked by cooperative Watson-Crick hydrogen bonds.

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