How pinching a DNA plectoneme facilitates the interaction between distant genes

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15m

Speaker

Prof. Nicolas Destainville (Univ. Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier)

Description

Normally separated by a distance on the order of 10 nm, the two opposite double-strands of a DNA plectoneme must be brought closer if a protein implicated in genetic regulation is to be bound simultaneously to both strands. We propose an analytic calculation of the energetic barrier, of elastic nature, required to bring closer two loci situated on the two double-strands. We also examine how this energy barrier depends on the DNA supercoiling.

Primary author

Prof. Nicolas Destainville (Univ. Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier)

Co-authors

Mrs Céline Barde (Univ. Toulouse III/INPT) Dr Manoel Manghi (Univ. Toulouse III)

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