Nonlinearity-induced conformational instability and dynamics of biopolymers

S. F. Mingaleev*, Y. B. Gaididei, P. L. Christiansen, Y. S. Kivshar

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    Abstract

    We propose a simple phenomenological model for describing the conformational dynamics of biopolymers via the nonlinearity-induced buckling and collapse instability. We describe the buckling instability analytically, and then demonstrate its role in the folding dynamics of macromolecules through the three-dimensional numerical simulations of long semiflexible chains.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)403-409
    Number of pages7
    JournalEurophysics Letters
    Volume59
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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