Feasibility of occurrence of different types of protonated base pairs in RNA: a quantum chemical study

Antarip Halder, Sukanya Halder, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, Abhijit Mitra
2014 Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP  
How the thermodynamic barrier associated with the protonation of a nucleobase is overcome in the context of RNA may be understood by considering protonation induced charge redistribution in the nucleobases and base pairs.
doi:10.1039/c4cp02541e pmid:25070186 fatcat:cqnyzsazmfgenidzvhbb4zr4hu