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Nucleic acids

This section incorporates all aspects of nucleic acid biophysics including: analysis of chromatin, genome biophysics, DNA replication, repair, and transcription.

  1. Content type: Correspondence

    With the passing of Jörg Langowski 6 May 2017 in a sailplane accident, the scientific community was deprived of a strident and effective voice for DNA and chromatin molecular and computational biophysics, for ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Chirico, Alexander Gansen, Sanford H. Leuba, Ada L. Olins, Donald E. Olins, Jeremy C. Smith and Katalin Tóth

    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2018 11:5

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Drop drying is a key factor in a wide range of technical applications, including spotted microarrays. The applied nL liquid volume provides specific reaction conditions for the immobilization of probe molecule...

    Authors: Jens Sobek, Catharine Aquino, Wilfried Weigel and Ralph Schlapbach

    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2013 6:8

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Transcription factories are nuclear domains where gene transcription takes placealthough the molecular basis for their formation and maintenance are unknown. In thisstudy, we explored how the properties of chr...

    Authors: Ana Z Canals-Hamann, Ricardo Pires das Neves, Joyce E Reittie, Carlos Iñiguez, Shamit Soneji, Tariq Enver, Veronica J Buckle and Francisco J Iborra

    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2013 6:2

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the mechanical properties of chromatin is an essential step towards deciphering the physical rules of gene regulation. In the past ten years, many single molecule experiments have been carried ou...

    Authors: Jean Marc Victor, Jordanka Zlatanova, Maria Barbi and Julien Mozziconacci

    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2012 5:21

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