About: Nucleic acid is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 53290 publications have been published within this topic receiving 1274302 citations. The topic is also known as: nucleic acid & Nucleic acids.
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TL;DR: The determination in 1953 of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), with its two entwined helices and paired organic bases, was a tour de force in X-ray crystallography and opened the way for a deeper understanding of perhaps the most important biological process.
Abstract: The determination in 1953 of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), with its two entwined helices and paired organic bases, was a tour de force in X-ray crystallography. But more significantly, it also opened the way for a deeper understanding of perhaps the most important biological process. In the words of Watson and Crick: "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing that we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." [Obituary of Francis Crick:
TL;DR: High-affinity nucleic acid ligands for a protein were isolated by a procedure that depends on alternate cycles of ligand selection from pools of variant sequences and amplification of the bound species.
Abstract: High-affinity nucleic acid ligands for a protein were isolated by a procedure that depends on alternate cycles of ligand selection from pools of variant sequences and amplification of the bound species. Multiple rounds exponentially enrich the population for the highest affinity species that can be clonally isolated and characterized. In particular one eight-base region of an RNA that interacts with the T4 DNA polymerase was chosen and randomized. Two different sequences were selected by this procedure from the calculated pool of 65,536 species. One is the wild-type sequence found in the bacteriophage mRNA; one is varied from wild type at four positions. The binding constants of these two RNA's to T4 DNA polymerase are equivalent. These protocols with minimal modification can yield high-affinity ligands for any protein that binds nucleic acids as part of its function; high-affinity ligands could conceivably be developed for any target molecule.
27 Mar 1986
TL;DR: In this article, a process for amplifying any desired specific nucleic acid sequence contained in a mixture of nucleic acids or mixture thereof is described, which can be repeated as often as desired.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for amplifying any desired specific nucleic acid sequence contained in a nucleic acid or mixture thereof. The process comprises treating separate complementary strands of the nucleic acid with a molar excess of two oligonucleotide primers, and extending the primers to form complementary primer extension products which act as templates for synthesizing the desired nucleic acid sequence. The steps of the reaction may be carried out stepwise or simultaneously and can be repeated as often as desired.
01 Jan 1986
TL;DR: The NMR Assignment Problem in Biopolymers, two-Dimensional NMR With Proteins and Nucleic Acids, and Sequence-Specific Resonance Assignments.
Abstract: Introduction and Survey. THE FOUNDATIONS: STRUCTURE AND NMR OF BIOPOLYMERS. NMR of Amino Acid Residues and Mononucleotides. NMR Spectra of Proteins and Nucleic Acids in Solution. The NMR Assignment Problem in Biopolymers. Two-Dimensional NMR With Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Nuclear Overhauser Enhancement (NOE) in Biopolymers. RESONANCE ASSIGNMENTS AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION IN PROTEINS. NOE-Observable 1H-1H Distances in Proteins. Sequence-Specific Resonance Assignments in Proteins. Polypeptide Secondary Structures in Proteins by NMR. Three-Dimensional Protein Structures by NMR. RESONANCE ASSIGNMENTS AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION IN NUCLEIC ACIDS. NOE-Observable 1H-1H Distances in Nucleic Acids. Resonance Assignments in Nucleic Acids Using Scalar Couplings. Nucleic Acid Conformation, 1H-1H Overhauser Effects, and Sequence-Specific Resonance Assignments. WITH NMR TO BIOPOLYMER CONFORMATION AND BEYOND. Conformation of Noncrystalline Proteins and Nucleic Acids. NMR Studies of Intermolecular Interactions with Biopolymers. References. Index.
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