The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Stress-induced cruciform formation in a cloned d(CATG)10 sequence.

The synthetic alternating purine-pyrimidine sequence, d(CATG)10.d(CATG)10, has been cloned into a 2.079-kb pBR322-derived plasmid (pLN1) and its conformation studied under torsional stress. The resultant plasmid, pLNc40, is hypersensitive to cleavage by the single strand-specific nucleases, S1 nuclease and Bal31 nuclease, and to modification by the single strand-selective reagent, osmium tetroxide. The S1-hypersensitive site of this plasmid predominates over those previously mapped in pBR322. Site-specific cleavage of pLNc40 with the resolvase T4 endonuclease VII demonstrates that this alternating purine-pyrimidine tract selectively forms a cruciform structure when stably integrated into a negatively supercoiled plasmid. Quantitative measurements of the twist change (-4.3 +/- 0.2) and free energy of formation (16.2 +/- 0.5 kcal/ mol) of this cruciform have been made from two-dimensional gel electrophoresis experiments, and correspond well with the predicted values of cruciform formation for this sequence. We conclude that cruciform extrusion versus the B-Z transition is the favoured conformation of this insert under torsional stress.[1]


  1. Stress-induced cruciform formation in a cloned d(CATG)10 sequence. Naylor, L.H., Lilley, D.M., van de Sande, J.H. EMBO J. (1986) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities