A model for simulating dynamics of DNA denaturation

Karen Drukker, George C. Schatz*

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We present a simplified model of DNA for computer simulation of melting dynamics. This model is simple enough to allow simulation times up to the microsecond range for DNA duplexes with tens of base pairs, while its level of detail is sufficient to describe individual base pairs and individual hydrogen bond formation and breakage. We have applied this model to the simulation of the melting of two model B-DNA decamers. The DNA melting profiles are similar to those seen in experiment, as are the differences between duplexes containing only AT pairs versus those with only CG pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6108-6111
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jun 6 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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