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ISRN Physical Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 146401, 10 pages
Structure and Stability of Chemically Modified DNA Bases: Quantum Chemical Calculations on 16 Isomers of Diphosphocytosine
1Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
3Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
4Department of Structural Biology and Biomolecular Chemistry, Max F Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Received 17 December 2012; Accepted 6 January 2013
Academic Editors: E. B. Starikov and A. Tilocca
Copyright © 2013 Abdullah G. Al-Sehemi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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