Z-DNA


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Z-DNA

a form of DNA in which the helix is left handed and the overall appearance is elongated and slim.
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Z-DNA

a structural variant of the predominant form of double-stranded DNA (B-DNA). The backbone of Z-DNA has a zig-zag shape and the helix is left-handed.see DNA STRUCTURE
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Bloomfield, "Condensation of plasmids enhanced by Z-DNA conformation of d(CG)n inserts," Biochemistry, vol.
Clark, "Polarized electronic spectra of Z-DNA single crystals," Biopolymers, vol.
Zhao, "Cooperative activity of BRG1 and Z-DNA formation in chromatin remodeling," Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol.
Gagna's discovery will help scientists understand how transitions in DNA structure regulate gene expression (B-DNA to Z-DNA), and how DNA-protein, and DNA-drug interactions regulate genes.
Helix geometry and hydration in A-DNA, B-DNA, and Z-DNA. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 1983;47:13-24.