Proton transfer in DNA base pairs

J. Bertran, L. Blancafort, M. Noguera, M. Sodupe

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This chapter reviews the theoretical studies performed on single and double proton transfer reactions in guanine-cytosine and adenine-thymine base pairs. The influence of excitation, ionization, protonation and metal cation binding of base pairs in these processes is explored from the analysis of the potential energy surfaces. © 2006 Springer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Studies of RNA and DNA
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • DNA
  • excited states
  • metal cation interaction
  • oxidation
  • proton transfer


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