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Theory and simulation of twisted DNA duplexes

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The impact of flexible, bent, or damaged DNA sequences in molecular tweezers experiments on DNA duplexes, and nucleotide-level molecular simulations of P-DNA and L-DNA
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We use basic statistical mechanics and computer simulations with coarse-grained models to investigate the response of (inhomogeneous) DNA duplexes to linear and torsional mechanical stress. While the response of homogeneous DNA to more modest external stresses has been studied in detail, much less is know about DNA response to very strong over or under twisting, or about the biologically relevant case of inhomogeneous DNA under external torsion. By simulating geometries that resemble singl...

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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University of Oxford

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