Molecular Orbital Calculations on DNA Base Pairs

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Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 54)


INDO calculations have been performed on entire G:C and A:T base pairs. For the G:C pair the calculations identify cytosine as the site of reduction and guanine as the site of oxidation. For the A:T pair one finds that thymine is the site of reduction while adenine is the site of oxidation. Calculations have also been performed on all protonated anions and deprotonated cations for both base pairs.


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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

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