Topological Analysis of DNA-Protein Complexes

  • Soojeong Kim
  • Isabel K. Darcy
Conference paper
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 150)


A tangle consists of strings properly embedded in a 3-dimensional ball. Tangles have been used to model protein-bound DNA. The protein is represented by the 3D ball and the protein-bound DNA is represented by the strings embedded in the 3D ball. We review tangle analysis of protein-DNA complexes involving three or four segments of DNA.


Site-specific recombination difference topology tangle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soojeong Kim
    • 1
  • Isabel K. Darcy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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