Modeling DNA unzipping in the presence of bound proteins
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Publisher:American Physical Society
Citation:Farhat Habib, Ralf Bundschuh, "Modeling DNA unzipping in the presence of bound proteins," Physical Review E 72, no. 3 (2005), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.72.031906
Unzipping force analysis of protein association is a technique to investigate protein-DNA interactions by mechanically unzipping DNA. We computationally investigate the limits of this technique under quasistatic conditions. We find the minimum binding energy of a protein for which the protein can be detected using this technique and the minimum distance between the binding sites of two proteins of varying binding energies that can be resolved unambiguously with this technique.