Structures and Stability of Complexes Ca+ -RNA Nucleic Acid Bases
- Received Date: 2004-06-09
- DFT, RNA, Pyrimidine, Stability, Metal ion affinity /
Abstract: Gas-phase metal ion affinities and optimized structures of RNA nucleic acid bases for the Ca+ were determined at a density functional level employing the hybrid B3LYP exchange correlation potential in connection with the 6-311+G(2df,2p) basis set. All the molecular complexes, obtained by the interaction between several low-lying tautomers of RNA nucleic acid and Ca+ on the different binding sites, were considered. For Cytosine, the most stable complex was obtained starting from the most stable tautomer of the free nucleic acid base tautomers. As to thymine, the bond energy of the ion with the most stable tautomer of the free nucleic acid base is the weakest among the three tautomer’s complexes, and that of the ion with least stable tautomer of the free nucleic acid base is the strongest . Uracil is similar to thymine. The two kinds of relation, bond energy and total energy for the complex, are in disagreement, as the metal affinities of RNA bases for the Ca+ depend on binding sites, and total energy of complex (Ca+-RNA base) relies on all atoms and their relative positions in the complex.
|Citation:||Zhang Xingchu, Hu Yihua, Fang Yun, Chen Li, Wu Hua, Wang Xiaojuan. Structures and Stability of Complexes Ca+ -RNA Nucleic Acid Bases[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2005, 18(4): 537-540. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/18/4/537-540|