Z-DNA recognition in B-Z-B sequences by a cationic zinc porphyrin

Alessandro D'Urso, Andrea E. Holmes, Nina Berova, Milan Balaz, Roberto Purrello

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For the first time it has been shown by spectroscopic studies such as circular dichroism and UV/Vis that cationic zinc porphyrin serves as a selective spectroscopic sensor that is able to recognize short left-handed Z-DNA tracts embedded in the B-Z-B sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3104-3109
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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