Accession Number:

ADA193112

Title:

Where Solitons may be Hiding in DNA and their Possible Significance in RNA Transcription.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Apr 81-Mar 88,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

We find that the hydrogen bond stretch bands of the double helix appear to be nonlinear enough to support solitary wave energy concentration. Coupling this fact to predictions of our self consistent theory of helix melting gives rise to speculations of a mechanism for base pair melting in RNA transcription which is consistent with the known energy needs of that process. Keywords Deoxyribonucleic acid, Ribonucleic acid.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE