Exceptionally strong intermolecular association in hydrophobic DNA minor groove binders and their potential therapeutic consequences

Parkinson, John A and Scott, Fraser J and Suckling, Colin J and Wilson, Gail (2013) Exceptionally strong intermolecular association in hydrophobic DNA minor groove binders and their potential therapeutic consequences. MedChemComm, 4 (7). pp. 1105-1108.

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    Abstract

    An antibacterial DNA minor groove binder is shown by NOE experiments to self-associate in aqueous solution at temperatures up to 80 C in an anti-parallel, head-to-tail orientation as found in binding to duplex DNA oligomers.