Sunil Mukherjee, Saumyendra Nath Sarkar, Probhas Raychaudhuri, Sunil Kumar Mazumdar, "Propagation of elastic waves in DNA", International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, vol. 6, Article ID 701593, 15 pages, 1983. https://doi.org/10.1155/S0161171283000654
Propagation of elastic waves in DNA
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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