Bending of short DNA helices

Alexander Vologodskii, Quan Du, Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii

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In their recent Science paper, Vafabakhsh and Ha claim that DNA duplexes at the range of 100 bp experience anomalous flexibility, much greater than the flexibility of large DNA molecules. 1 However, careful reevaluation of their data leads to the conclusion that the presented data do not warrant the authors' claim.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArtificial DNA: PNA and XNA
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013



  • DNA bending flexibility
  • DNA extreme bendability
  • DNA minicircles
  • DNA sticky ends
  • Single-molecule data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Vologodskii, A., Du, Q., & Frank-Kamenetskii, M. (2013). Bending of short DNA helices. Artificial DNA: PNA and XNA, 4(1).