Long-range interactions and wave patterns in a DNA model

C. B. Tabi, A. Mohamadou, T. C. Kofané

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We propose a spin-like model of DNA nonlinear dynamics with long-range interactions between adjacent base pairs. We show that the model equation is a modified sine-Gordon equation. We perform the linear stability analysis of a plane wave, which predicts high-amplitude and extended oscillating waves for high values of the long-range parameter. This is confirmed numerically and biological implications of the obtained patterns are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • General Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • General Medicine


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