Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

One-Dimensional Diffusion

  • Nobuo Shimamoto
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1497


One-Dimensional Diffusion is a class of the thermal motions of a protein molecule within long biopolymers such as DNA and RNA. The diffusion on DNA is divided into several modes. In sliding, a protein molecule tracks a DNA groove, while hopping, the molecule keeps contact with one side of a cylinder of ds DNA without tracking a groove. In intersegment transfer within the same DNA molecule, the molecule directly jumps from one segment to another without diffusing in the bulk solution when the two segments approach each other.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesKyoto Sangyo UniversityKyotoJapan