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Interactions of tris buffer with nucleotides: the crystal structure of tris(hydroxymethyl)methylammonium adenosine 5'-diphosphate dihydrate

Shakked, Z and Viswamitra, MA and Kennard, O (1980) Interactions of tris buffer with nucleotides: the crystal structure of tris(hydroxymethyl)methylammonium adenosine 5'-diphosphate dihydrate. In: Biochemistry, 19 (12). pp. 2567-2571.

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Abstract

The crystal and molecular structures of the Tris salt of adenosine 5'-diphosphate were determined from X-ray diffraction data. The crystals are monoclinic, space P21, and Z = 2 with a=9.198 (2) A, b=6.894 (1) A, c=18.440 (4) A, and beta = 92.55 (2) degrees. Intensity data were collected on an automated diffractometer. The structure was solved by the heavy-atom technique and refined by least squares to R = 0.047. The ADP molecule adopts a folded conformation. The conformation about the glycosidic bond is anti. The conformation of the ribose ring is close to a perfect C(2')-endo-C-(3')-exo puckering. The conformation about C(4')-C(5') is gauche-gauche, similar to other nucleotide structures. The pyrophosphate chain displays a nearly eclipsed geometry when viewed down the P-P vector, unlike the staggered conformation observed in crystal structures of other pyrophosphates. The less favorable eclipsed conformation probably results from the observed association of Tris molecules with the polar diphosphate chain through electrostatic interactions and hydrogen bonds. Such interactions may play an important role in Tris-buffered aqueous solutions of nucleotides and metal ions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (formed by the merger of DBGL and CRBME)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 05:59
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2011 05:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34783

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