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Effect of magnesium ions on dielectric relaxation in semidilute DNA aqueous solutions


Grgičin, Danijel; Dolanski Babić, Sanja; Ivek, Tomislav; Tomić, Silvia; Podgornik, Rudolf
Effect of magnesium ions on dielectric relaxation in semidilute DNA aqueous solutions // Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 88 (2013), 052703-1 doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.88.052703 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Effect of magnesium ions on dielectric relaxation in semidilute DNA aqueous solutions

Autori
Grgičin, Danijel ; Dolanski Babić, Sanja ; Ivek, Tomislav ; Tomić, Silvia ; Podgornik, Rudolf

Izvornik
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (1539-3755) 88 (2013); 052703-1

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Biopolyelectrolyte; dielectric response; dynamics and conformation; uUnivalent counterion

Sažetak
The effect of magnesium ion Mg2+ on the dielectric relaxation of semidilute DNA aqueous solutions has been studied by means of dielectric spectroscopy in the 100 Hz–100 MHz frequency range. de Gennes–Pfeuty–Dobrynin semidilute solution correlation length is the pertinent fundamental length scale for sufficiently low concentration of added salt, describing the collective properties of Mg-DNA solutions. No relaxation fingerprint of the DNA denaturation bubbles, leading to exposed hydrophobic core scaling, was detected at low DNA concentrations, thus indicating an increased stability of the double-stranded conformation in Mg-DNA solutions as compared to the case of Na-DNA solutions. Some changes are detected in the behavior of the fundamental length scale pertaining to the single molecule DNA properties, reflecting modified electrostatic screening effects of the Odijk-Skolnick-Fixman type. All results consistently demonstrate that Mg2+ ions interact with DNA in a similar way as Na1+ ions do, their effect being mostly describable through an enhanced screening.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
035-0000000-2836 - Jako korelirani anorganski, organski i biomaterijali (Silvia Tomić, )

Ustanove
Institut za fiziku, Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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