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dc.contributor.authorvan Mourik, Tanja
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Simon William Leslie
dc.identifier.citationvan Mourik , T & Hogan , S W L 2016 , ' DNA base stacking involving adenine and 2-aminopurine ' , Structural Chemistry , vol. 27 , no. 1 , pp. 145-168 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 188754253
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 748b665c-7337-48c3-a80f-e9ec3d0fede7
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84957436082
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7683-3293/work/57088474
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000369260600017
dc.description.abstractThe potential energy surfaces of stacked structures consisting of adenine (A) and 2-aminopurine (2AP) have been investigated in the gas phase. Both face-to-back (the double ring system of one base exactly on top of that of the other one) and face-to-face (one base flipped by 180°) A/A, 2AP/2AP and A/2AP stacks were considered. Minima and transition states were optimised at the counterpoise-corrected M06-2X/6-31+G(d) level of theory. For each type of stack, between five and nine minima were located, usually connected by low barriers of 1-2 kcal/mol. This shows the large conformational flexibility of these stacked base pairs. The double-ring system in A and 2AP affords multiple minima with similar twist angles, making the potential energy surface of stacks comprising of purine bases more complex than those of pyrimidine stacks. The locations of the stationary points on the potential energy surface differ for the three different systems; thus, the replacement of A by 2AP in a base stack changes its potential energy landscape.
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dc.subjectDensity functional theoryen
dc.subjectDNA basesen
dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleDNA base stacking involving adenine and 2-aminopurineen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. EaSTCHEMen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. University of St Andrewsen
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