Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications (May 2016)

Crystal structure of a nucleoside model for the interstrand cross-link formed by the reaction of 2′-deoxyguanosine and an abasic site in duplex DNA

  • Michael J. Catalano,
  • Kasi Viswanatharaju Ruddraraju,
  • Charles L. Barnes,
  • Kent S. Gates

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 72, no. 5
pp. 624 – 627


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The title compound, 9-[(2R,4S,5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-2-{[(2R,4S,5R)-4-methoxy-5-(methoxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]amino}-1H-purin-6(9H)-one, C17H25N5O7, crystallizes with two independent molecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit. In the crystal, the guanosine moieties of molecules A and B are linked by N—H...N and O—H...N hydrogen-bonding interactions, forming ribbons which are stacked to form columns along [100]. These columns are then linked by O—H...O hydrogen bonds between the ribose moieties and numerous C—H...O interactions to complete the three-dimensional structure.