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Self-organization of polynucleotides: a molecular dynamics study
Author(s): Sergey A. Mendeleev; Zakhar M. Frenkel; Alexander I. Melker; T. V. Vorobyeva
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution, we report on a study of the self-organization of polynucleotides. The process is computer simulated by the method of molecular dynamics. We investigated a set of polymers composed by one type of nucleotide (the amount of atoms ~3000) as well as a natural molecule phenylalanine t-RNA. Spontaneous transition of α-spiral structure into a globule was observed. In some cases the self-organization was similar to that obtained earlier for simple organic polymers and proteins. Special role of potentials in the self-organization of the polynucleotides was investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5127, Sixth International Workshop on Nondestructive Testing and Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517805
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Sergey A. Mendeleev, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)
Zakhar M. Frenkel, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)
Alexander I. Melker, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)
T. V. Vorobyeva, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5127:
Sixth International Workshop on Nondestructive Testing and Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering
Alexander I. Melker, Editor(s)

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