International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences / 1983 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 701593 | https://doi.org/10.1155/S0161171283000654

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

Received01 Mar 1982

Abstract

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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