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Dynamics of dissolved DNA polymers with counterions
Author(s): Barry H. Dorfman; V. K. Saxena; Lonnie L. VanZandt
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Paper Abstract

A model for the dynamics of DNA dissolved in aqueous medium containing counterions is discussed. The dynamic behavior of B conformation poly(dA)-poly(dT) homopolymer DNA with sodium counterions is presented for two possible counterion-DNA interactions: totally site bound counterions and totally area bound counterions. We present an analysis of the eigenvectors of the modes below 100 cm-1 and show that the location and density of hydrogen bond breathing modes and propeller twist modes depend on the counterion-DNA interaction model. The prediction of a plasmon mode around 25 cm-1 for the site bound interaction model is discussed. We present an algorithm for calculating the dynamics of DNA with structural defects using this model.

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Date Published: 1 May 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1890, Biomolecular Spectroscopy III, (1 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145255
Show Author Affiliations
Barry H. Dorfman, California State Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
V. K. Saxena, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Lonnie L. VanZandt, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1890:
Biomolecular Spectroscopy III
Laurence A. Nafie; Henry H. Mantsch, Editor(s)

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