heterochiral

het·er·o·chei·ral

, heterochiral (het'ĕr-ō-kī'răl),
Relating to or referred to the other hand.
[hetero- + G. cheir, hand]

heterochiral

(hĕt″ĕr-ō-kī′răl) [″ + cheir, hand]
Reversed as to right and left but otherwise of the same form and size; said of images in a plane mirror and of the hands.
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Heterochiral or D/L-oligonucleotide chimeras based on T[G.sub.4]T have been prepared by Antonella Virgilio et al.
Galeone, "Unprecedented right-and left-handed quadruplex structures formed by heterochiral oligodeoxyribonucleotides," Biochimie, vol.
Scuotto et al., "Expandingthe potential of G-quadruplex structures: formation of a heterochiral TBA analogue," ChemBioChem, vol.
Galeone, "A novel equilibrium relating to the helix handedness in G-quadruplexes formed by heterochiral oligonucleotides with an inversion of polarity site," Chemical Communications, vol.
(2006) Chiral self-recognition: Direct spectroscopic detection of the homochiral and heterochiral dimers of propylene oxide in the gas phase.
This principle is effective only if the meso or 'heterochiral' complex ([ML.sub.R][L.sub.S]) is less active/more stable than the 'homochiral' complex ([ML.sub.R][L.sub.R]) or its derivative.