Yoav Y. Biton

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DNA molecules in the familiar Watson–Crick double helical B form can be treated as though they have rod-like structures obtained by stacking dominoes one on top of another with each rotated by approximately one-tenth of a full turn with respect to its immediate predecessor in the stack. These " dominoes " are called base pairs. A recently developed theory(More)
We state that the autonomic part of the brain controls the blood pressure (BP) and the heart rate (HR) via the baroreflex mechanism in all situations of human activity (at sleep, at rest, during exercise, fright etc.), in a way which is not, as was hitherto assumed, a mere homeostatic tool or even a resetting device, designed to bring these variables on the(More)
Tethered particle motion (TPM) experiments can be used to detect time-resolved loop formation in a single DNA molecule by measuring changes in the length of a DNA tether. Interpretation of such experiments is greatly aided by computer simulations of DNA looping which allow one to analyze the structure of the looped DNA and estimate DNA-protein binding(More)
A recently developed naturally discrete theory of DNA elasticity [Y. takes into account the fact that the mechanical properties of a double helical DNA molecule are dependent on both the nucleotide sequence in the molecule and the concentration c of salt in the medium. The latter dependence arises from the fact that as each nucleotide base in a base pair is(More)
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