Bubble generation in a twisted and bent DNA-like model

Peter Ulrik Vingaard Larsen, Peter Leth Christiansen, Ole Bang, J.F. R. Archilla, Yuri Borisovich Gaididei

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Abstract

The DNA molecule is modeled by a parabola embedded chain with long-range interactions between twisted base pair dipoles. A mechanism for bubble generation is presented and investigated in two different configurations. Using random normally distributed initial conditions to simulate thermal fluctuations, a relationship between bubble generation, twist and curvature is established. An analytical approach supports the numerical results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume70
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)036609
ISSN2470-0045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Bibliographical note

Copyright (2004) American Physical Society.

Keywords

  • LONG-RANGE
  • MOVING BREATHERS
  • DISCRETE BREATHERS
  • TODA LATTICE MODEL
  • NONLINEAR MODEL
  • ENERGY LOCALIZATION
  • KLEIN-GORDON MODEL
  • DENATURATION
  • DYNAMICS
  • CHAIN

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