Mechanisms of DNA bending

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Genome packaging and gene regulation require DNA bending. Recent developments in the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in DNA bending include new X-ray structures (most notably that of the mammalian nucleosome) wherein DNA is bent, controversy surrounding interpretation of DNA-bending experiments with basic-leucine zipper proteins, studies of electrostatic effects in DNA bending, and the design of artificial DNA-bending ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-694
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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