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Molecular Recognition of a Three-Way DNA Junction by a Metallosupramolecular Helicate

Authors

  • Aneta Oleksi Dr.,

    1. Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona-CSIC and Institut de Recerca Biomèdica, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Josep Samitier 1–5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Fax: (+34) 93-403-4979
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  • Alexandre G. Blanco,

    1. Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona-CSIC and Institut de Recerca Biomèdica, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Josep Samitier 1–5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Fax: (+34) 93-403-4979
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  • Roeland Boer Dr.,

    1. Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona-CSIC and Institut de Recerca Biomèdica, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Josep Samitier 1–5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Fax: (+34) 93-403-4979
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  • Isabel Usón Prof.,

    1. Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona-CSIC and Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Joan Aymamí Dr.,

    1. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Alison Rodger Professor,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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  • Michael J. Hannon Professor,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK, Fax: (+44) 121-414-7871
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  • Miquel Coll Professor

    1. Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona-CSIC and Institut de Recerca Biomèdica, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Josep Samitier 1–5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Fax: (+34) 93-403-4979
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Molecular Recognition of a Three-Way DNA Junction by a Metallosupramolecular Helicate Volume 45, Issue 12, 1834, Article first published online: 6 March 2006

  • This work was supported by an EU Marie Curie Research Training Network (HPRN-CT-2002-00175) and by grants (to M.C.) from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia and the Generalitat de Catalunya. M.J.H. is the Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Edward Frankland Fellow 2004-5. A.G.B. is the recipient of a fellowship from the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. We thank Dr. J. Kerckhoffs and J. Peberdy for helicate synthesis.

Abstract

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Three point turn: A metallosupramolecular helicate with trigonal-antiprismatic geometry fits perfectly into the central hydrophobic cavity of a three-way DNA junction allowing a new mode of DNA recognition.

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