An optimized potential function for the calculation of nucleic acid interaction energies I. Base stacking

@article{Ornstein1978AnOP,
  title={An optimized potential function for the calculation of nucleic acid interaction energies I. Base stacking},
  author={Rick L. Ornstein and Robert Rein and Donna L. Breen and Robert D. MacElroy},
  journal={Biopolymers},
  year={1978},
  volume={17}
}
An optimized potential function for base‐stacking interaction is constructed. Stacking energies between the complementary pairs of a dimer are calculated as a function of the rotational angle and separation distance. Using several different sets of atomic charges, the electrostatic component in the monopole‐monopole approximation (MMA) is compared to the more refined segmented multipole–multipole representation (SMMA); the general features of the stacking minima are found to be correctly… 
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