Removal of DNA-bound proteins by DNA twisting

Abhijit Sarkar*, John F. Marko

*Corresponding author for this work

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The interplay between twisting of DNA generated by active DNA-twisting enzymes, and the stability of proteins that, in their binding to DNA, constrain DNA twist, was examined. As a result, conditions under which twist-constraining proteins bound to DNA can be removed by torque were estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)061909/1-061909/10
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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