Normal doughnuts or lots of little ones? Among four stereoisomers of a tetravalent polyamine, the isomer pictured was the most potent at inducing DNA compaction, whereby the DNA molecules adopted a unique morphology of minitoroid clusters. The nonchiral polyamine spermine induced the formation of typical, larger toroidal structures.
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