Laboratoire Francis PERRIN
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publications on DNA helices




High Energy Long-Lived Mixed Frenkel – Charge Transfer Excitons: From Double-Stranded (at)N to Natural DNA

I. Vayá, J. Brazard, M. Huix-Rotllant, A. Thazhathveetil, F. Lewis, T. Gustavsson, I. Burghardt, R. Improta, D. Markovitsi

Chem. Eur. J. 2016.


UV-Induced DNA Damage: The Role of Electronic Excited States

D. Markovitsi

Photochem. Photobiol. 2016, 92, 45-51.


Stabilization of Mixed Frenkel-Charge Transfer Excitons Extended across Both Strands of Guanine-Cytosine DNA Duplexes 

M. Huix-Rotllant, J. Brazard, R. Improta, I. Burghardt, D. Markovitsi

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 2247-2251.


Effect of C5-Methylation of Cytosine on the Photoreactivity of DNA: A Joint Experimental and Computational Study of TCG Trinucleotides

L. Esposito, A. Banyasz, T. Douki, M. Perron, D. Markovitsi, R. Improta

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10838-10841.


Multi-Pathway Excited State Relaxation of Adenine Oligomers in Aqueous Solution: A Joint Theoretical and Experimental Study

A. Banyasz, T. Gustavsson, D. Onidas, P. Changenet-Barret, D. Markovitsi, R. Importa

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 3762-3774 


Electronic excited states of guanine-cytosine hairpins and duplexes studied by fluorescence spectroscopy 10.1039/c3pp50088h10.1039/c3pp50088h

J. Brazard, A.K. Thazhathveetil, I. Vayá, F.D. Lewis, T. Gustavsson, D. Markovitsi

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2013, 12, 1453 - 1459.


Electronic Excited States Responsible for Dimer Formation Upon Uv Absorption Directly by Thymine Strands:
Joint Experimental and Theoretical Study

A. Banyasz, T. Douki, R. Improta, T. Gustavsson, D. Onidas, I. Vayá, M. Perron, D. Markovitsi

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14834–14845.


Electronically excited states of DNA oligonucleotides with disordered base sequences studied by fluorescence spectroscopy

I. Vaya, J. Brazard, T. Gustavsson, D. Markovitsi

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.   2012, 11, 1767-1733.


Base Pairing Enhances Fluorescence and Favors Cyclobutane Dimer Formation Induced upon Absorption of UVA Radiation by DNA

Bányász A. , Vaya-Perez I. , Changenet-Barret P., Gustavsson T., Douki T., Markovitsi D.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 5163-5165


UVA-Induced Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimers in DNA: A Direct Photochemical Mechanism?

S. Mouret, C. Philippe, J. Gracia-Chantegrel, A. Banyasz, S. Karpati, D. Markovitsi, T. Douki

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 1706–1711.


Conformational Control of TT Dimerization in DNA Conjugates. A Molecular Dynamics Study

M. McCullagh, F. Lewis, D. Markovitsi, T. Douki, G. C. Schatz

J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 5215–5221.


Fluorescence of DNA Duplexes: From Model Helices to Natural DNA

D. Markovitsi, T. Gustavsson, and I. Vayá

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 3271–3276


Absorption of UV radiation by DNA: Spatial and temporal features

Markovitsi D., Gustavsson T. , Bányász A.

Mut. Res.: Rev. Mut. Res. 2010,  704, 21-28


Long-lived fluorescence of homopolymeric guanine-cytosine DNA duplexes

I. Vayá, P. Changenet-Barret, T. Gustavsson, D. Zikich, A. Kotlyar and D. Markovitsi

Photochem. & Photobiol. Sci. 2010, 9, 1193-1195.


Fluorescence of natural DNA: from the femtosecond to the nanosecond time-scales

I. Vayá, T. Gustavsson, F.A. Miannay, T. Douki and D. Markovitsi 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 11834-11835.


High energy long-lived excited states in DNA double strands

I. Vayá, F.A. Miannay, T. Gustavsson and D. Markovitsi

ChemPhysChem 2010,11, 987-989.


UV-Induced Structural Changes of Model DNA Helices Probed by Optical Spectroscopy

A. Banyasz, S. Karpati, E. Lazzarotto, D. Markovitsi, T. Douki

J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 11747-11750.


Interaction of UV radiation with DNA helices

D. Markovitsi

Pure Appl. Chem. 2009, 81, 1635-1644.


Fluorescence of the DNA double helix (dA)20.(dT)20 studied by femtosecond spectroscopy
– effect of the duplex size on the properties of the excited states

D. Onidas, T. Gustavsson, E. Lazzarotto and D. Markovitsi

J. Phys. Chem. B  2007, 111, 9644-9650.


Fluorescence of the DNA double helices (dAdT)n. (dAdT)n studied by femtosecond spectroscopy

D. Onidas, T. Gustavsson, E. Lazzarotto and D. Markovitsi 

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2007, 9 5143-5148.


Ultrafast excited state deactivation and energy transfer in guanine-cytosine DNA double helices

F.A. Miannay, A. Banyasz, T. Gustavsson and D. Markovitsi 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129 14574-14575.


Excited states and energy transfer among DNA bases in double helices

D. Markovitsi, T. Gustavsson and F. Talbot

Photochem. & Photobiol. Sci. 2007, 6 717-724.


Complexity of excited state dynamics in DNA

D. Markovitsi, F. Talbot, T. Gustavsson, D. Onidas, E. Lazzarotto and S. Marguet

Nature  2006, 441, E7.


UVB/UVC Induced Processes in Model DNA Helices Studied by Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: Pitfalls and Tricks

D. Markovitsi, D. Onidas, F. Talbot, S. Marguet, T. Gustavsson, E. Lazzarotto

J. Photochem. Photobiol. A-Chem. 2006, 183, 1-8.


One and Two Photon Ionization of DNA Single and Double Helices Studied by Laser Flash Photolysis at 266 nm

S. Marguet, D. Markovitsi, F. Talbot

J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 11037-11039.


Time-Resolved Study of Thymine Dimer Formation

S. Marguet, D. Markovitsi

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 5780-5781.


Collective behavior of Franck-Condon excited states and energy transfer in DNA double helices

D. Markovitsi, D. Onidas, T. Gustavsson, F. Talbot and E. Lazzarotto

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127 , 17130-17131.


Exciton States of Dynamic DNA Double Helices: Alternating dCdG Sequences

E. Emanuele, K. Zakrzewska, D. Markovitsi, R. Lavery, P. Millie

J. Phys. Chem. B  2005, 109, 16109-16118.


UV Spectra and Excitation Delocalisation in DNA: Influence of the Spectral Width

E. Emanuele, D. Markovitsi, P. Millié, K. Zakrzewska

ChemPhysChem 2005, 6, 1387-1392.


Effect of molecular organisation in DNA oligomers studied by femtosecond fluorescence spectroscopy

D. Markovitsi, A. Sharonov, D. Onidas and T. Gustavsson 

ChemPhysChem 2003, 3 , 303-305.


Influence of Conformational Dynamics on the Exciton States of DNA Oligomers

B. Bouvier, J. P. Dognon, R. Lavery, D. Markovitsi, P. Millié, D. Onidas, K. Zakrzewska

J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 13512-13522.


Dipolar Coupling between Electronic Transitions of the DNA Bases and Its Relevance to Exciton States in Double Helices

B. Bouvier, T. Gustavsson, D. Markovitsi, P. Millié

Chem. Phys. 2002, 275, 75-92.