Publication
Title
Statistical mechanics of RNA-folding: a lattice approach
Author
Abstract
We propose a lattice model for the secondary structure of RNA based on a self-interacting two-tolerant trail. Self-avoidance and pseudoknots are taken into account. We investigate a simple version of the model in which the native state of RNA consists of just one hairpin. Using exact arguments and Monte Carlo simulations we determine the phase diagram for this case. We show that the denaturation transition is first order and can either occur directly or through an intermediate molten phase.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1993 - 2000
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2003
ISSN
1063-651X [print]
1095-3787 [online]
Volume/pages
68(2003), p. 051904,1-8
ISI
000187183400041
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 17.07.2017