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Monomeric human telomere DNA tetraplex with 3+1 strand fold topology, two edgewise loops and double-chain reversal loop, 16 g form 1, NMR, 10 structures
Phan AT, Kuryavyi V, Luu KN, Patel DJ (2007): "Structure of two intramolecular G-quadruplexes formed by natural human telomere sequences in K+ solution." Nucleic Acids Res., 35, 6517-6525. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm706.
Intramolecular G-quadruplexes formed by human telomere sequences are attractive anticancer targets. Recently, four-repeat human telomere sequences have been shown to form two different intramolecular (3 + 1) G-quadruplexes in K(+) solution (Form 1 and Form 2). Here we report on the solution structures of both Form 1 and Form 2 adopted by natural human telomere sequences. Both structures contain the (3 + 1) G-tetrad core with one double-chain-reversal and two edgewise loops, but differ in the successive order of loop arrangements within the G-quadruplex scaffold. Our results provide the structural details at the two ends of the G-tetrad core in the context of natural sequences and information on different loop conformations. This structural information might be important for our understanding of telomere G-quadruplex structures and for anticancer drug design targeted to such scaffolds.

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