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Title: Statistical mechanics of RNA folding: A lattice approach
Authors: LEONI, Peter
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 68(5)
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.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept WNI, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Katholieke Univ Leuven, Inst Theoret Fys, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium.Leoni, P, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept WNI, Univ Campus, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2236
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.68.051904
ISI #: 000187183400041
ISSN: 1063-651X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2004
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