Photodynamic effects on the template activity of nucleic acids

  • The photodynamic inactivation of nucleic acids with pyronin, methylene blue, thiopyronin and furocoumarines has been studied. The template efficiency of DNA in RNA-Polymerase reaction was found to be decreased after the treatment of DNA with these compounds. However, the magnitude of their inhibiting capacity varied from one compound to the other. Psoralen and thiopyronin were found to be the most active inhibitors followed by xanthotoxin and methylene blue respectively. At a lower temperature the inhibiting capacity of thiopyronin was considerably decreased but that of psoralen remained nearly unaffected. We have also tried to show evidence for a complimentary code in t-RNA through a specific destruction of guanine with thiopyronin.

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Author:Prakash ChandraGND, Adolf WackerGND
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, B
Publisher:Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung
Place of publication:Tübingen
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/06/02
Year of first Publication:1966
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/07/17
Page Number:4
First Page:663
Last Page:666
Institutes:Biochemie, Chemie und Pharmazie
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0