Propagation of elastic waves in DNA

Mukherjee, Sunil ; Sarkar, Saumyendra Nath ; Raychaudhuri, Probhas ; Mazumdar, Sunil Kumar (1983) Propagation of elastic waves in DNA International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, 6 (4). pp. 767-781. ISSN 0161-1712

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The mathematical analyses of longitudinal and torsional elastic waves transmitted along DNA molecule undergoing Brownian motion in solution are presented. Longitudinal vibrations in DNA are shown to be responsible for drug intercalation and breathing. The near neighbor exclusion mode of drug intercalation is explained. Torsional oscillations in DNA are shown to be responsible for conformation transitions from a right handed to a left handed form, depending on sequence specificity in high salt concentration.

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Keywords:Stochastic Differential Equatons; Drug Intercalation Within DNA Molecule; DNA Breathing; Handedness of DNA
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