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Fibres of Guanine Nucleosides and Nucleotides

Naturevolume 199pages688689 (1963) | Download Citation



IT has been shown by Gellert, Lipsett and Davies1 that guanylic acid will form a gel under certain pH conditions and they were able to draw fibres from gels of the disodium salt of 3′-guanylic acid and of the free acid, 5′-guanosine monophosphate. From X-ray diffraction studies of these fibres the foregoing workers concluded that they consisted of a helical arrangement of the ribose nucleotides.

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    Gellert, M., Lipsett, M. N., and Davies, D. R., Proc. U.S. Nat. Acad. Sci., 48, 2013 (1962).

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    Rich, A., Biochim. et Biophys. Acta, 29, 502 (1958).

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    Iball, J., and Wilson, H. R., Nature, 198, 1193 (1963).

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  1. University of St. Andrews, Queen's College, Dundee

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    • , C. H. MORGAN
    •  & H. R. WILSON


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