Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Soft Condensed Matter Chapter 7

DNA Translocation Across Protein Channels: How does a polymer worm through a hole?

Authors: M. Muthukumar

Affilation: University of Massachusetts, United States

Pages: 121 - 123

Keywords: DNA translocation, protein channels, free energy barriers

Conformational entropy of a polymer is reduced when the polymer confronts a narrow path. The reduction in entropy and the consequent free energy barriers control the polymer's translocation through narrow channels. Recent results on our model of DNA translocation will be presented.

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504

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