By Bohdan Schneider, Helen M. Berman (auth.), J. à poner, F. Lankaš (eds.)
Computational reviews of RNA and DNA
Jiri Sponer and Filip Lankas
Computational experiences of RNA and DNA comprises, in an built-in approach, smooth computational stories of nucleic acids, starting from complicated digital constitution quantum chemical calculations via particular solvent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations as much as mesoscopic modelling, with the main target given to the MD box. It offers an equivalent emphasis to the major tools and functions whereas successes in addition to pitfalls of the computational concepts are discussed.
The structures and difficulties studied include:
- Accurate calculations of base pairing energies
- Electronic houses of nucleic acids and electron move, via quite a few varieties of nucleic acid
- Calculating DNA elasticity
This booklet is ideal to teachers and researchers in natural and computational chemistry in addition to biochemistry and especially these attracted to the molecular modelling of nucleic acids.
Besides the state-of-the artwork technology, the ebook additionally offers introductory info to non-specialists to go into and comprehend this field.
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Most nucleic acid self-recognition interactions are driven by “direct readout” of one nucleotide sequence by another. Direct readout is best conceptualized as interactions via hydrogen bonds of nucleic acid bases. In this sense, direct readout is recognition of digital sequence. Indirect readout is the analogous readout of features not directly connected to nucleotide sequence. All structural characteristics used for indirect readout are ultimately sequence dependent, but consist of features like groove dimensions and backbone conformations that are much less sequence dependent than the hydrogen bonding potential of base edges.
Computational Studies of RNA and DNA by Bohdan Schneider, Helen M. Berman (auth.), J. à poner, F. Lankaš (eds.)