Interpreting DNA Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectra Using a Coupling Model from Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy

TitleInterpreting DNA Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectra Using a Coupling Model from Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKrummel AT, Zanni MT
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume110
Issue48
Pagination24720 - 24727
Date Published12/2006
ISSN1520-5207
Abstract

Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy was recently used to measure the vibrational couplings between carbonyl bonds located on DNA nucleobases (Krummel, A. T.; Mukherjee, P.; Zanni, M. T. J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 9165 and Krummel, A. T.; Zanni, M. T. J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 13991). Here, we extend the coupling model derived from these 2D IR experiments to simulate the vibrational absorption and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of three double-stranded DNA oligomers: poly(dG)−poly(dC), poly(dG−dC), and dGGCC. Using this model, we determine that the VCD spectrum of A-form poly(dG)−poly(dC) is dominated by interactions between stacked bases, whereas the coupling between base pairs and stacked bases carries equal importance in the VCD spectrum of B-form poly(dG−dC). We also simulate the absorption and VCD spectra of dGGCC, which is a combination of A- and B-form configurations. These simulations give insight into the structural interpretation of VCD and absorption spectroscopies that have long been used to monitor DNA secondary structure and kinetics.

DOI10.1021/jp063227a
Short TitleJ. Phys. Chem. B