On the long-range charge transfer in DNA

Yuri A. Berlin, Alexander L. Burin, Mark A Ratner

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Abstract

The sequence dependence of charge transport through stacked Watson-Crick base pairs was analyzed for coherent hole motion interrupted by a temporary charge localization on guanine bases. The relative rate of hole transfer to the GGG sequence has been expressed in terms of the frequency of jumps through adenine-thymine base pairs separating adjacent guanine sites. The obtained expression yields practically the same sequence dependence as measurements, without invoking adjustable parameters. For alternating adenine-thymine/guanine-cytosine sequences, our analysis predicts that the relative charge-transfer rate varies in inverse proportion to the sequence length at short distances, with change to the slow exponential decay at longer distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-445
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume104
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 27 2000

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On the long-range charge transfer in DNA. / Berlin, Yuri A.; Burin, Alexander L.; Ratner, Mark A.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 104, No. 3, 27.01.2000, p. 444-445.

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Berlin, YA, Burin, AL & Ratner, MA 2000, 'On the long-range charge transfer in DNA', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 444-445.
Berlin, Yuri A. ; Burin, Alexander L. ; Ratner, Mark A. / On the long-range charge transfer in DNA. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2000 ; Vol. 104, No. 3. pp. 444-445.
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