Entropy loss in long-distance DNA looping.

@article{Hanke2003EntropyLI,
  title={Entropy loss in long-distance DNA looping.},
  author={Andreas Hanke and Ralf Metzler},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={167-73}
}
The entropy loss due to the formation of one or multiple loops in circular and linear DNA chains is calculated from a scaling approach in the limit of long chain segments. The analytical results allow us to obtain a fast estimate for the entropy loss for a given configuration. Numerical values obtained for some examples suggest that the entropy loss encountered in loop closure in typical genetic switches may become a relevant factor in comparison to both k(B)T and typical bond energies in… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 29 references

The stability of hydrogenbonded peptide structures in aqueous solution

  • Schellmann, A J.
  • C. R. Trav. Lab. Carlsberg Ser. Chim
  • 1955
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Renormalization of polymer networks and stars

  • L. Schäfer, C. v. Ferber, U. Lehr, B. Duplantier
  • Nucl. Phys. B
  • 1992
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Principles of Genetics

  • P SnustadD., M. J. Simmons
  • 2003
1 Excerpt

Genes and signals. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor

  • M Ptashne, A. Gunn
  • 2002
2 Excerpts

Towards the molecular workshop: entropy-driven designer molecules, entropy activation, and nanomechanical devices

  • A. Hanke, R. Metzler
  • 2002
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…