DNA Translocation Across Protein Channels: How does a polymer worm through a hole?


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Conformational entropy of a polymer is reduced when the polymer confronts a narrow path. The reduction in entropy and the consequent free energy barriers control the polymer’s translocation through narrow channels. Recent results on our model of DNA translocation will be presented.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 121 - 123
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topic: Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3