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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Jul;66(1 Pt 2):016614. Epub 2002 Jul 29.

Nonlinear dynamics of topological solitons in DNA.

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  • 1Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 14229 Pushchino, Russia. ykushev@icb.psn.ru

Abstract

Dynamics of topological solitons describing open states in the DNA double helix are studied in the framework of a model that takes into account asymmetry of the helix. It is shown that three types of topological solitons can occur in the DNA double chain. Interaction between the solitons, their interactions with the chain inhomogeneities, and stability of the solitons with respect to thermal oscillations are investigated.

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