Ions Around DNA and RNA

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Methods Development   |   Ions Around DNA and RNA   |   DNA and RNA Condensation

DNA-DNA Interactions   |   RNA Folding   |   Conformational Dynamics of Proteins

Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions   |   RNA Structure


The Role of Correlation and Solvation in Ion Interactions with B-DNA.
M. L. Sushko, D. G. Thomas, S. A. Pabit, L. Pollack, A. V. Onufriev, N. A. Baker
Biophys. J. 110(2):315-26 (2016). [Abstract]

Determining the Locations of Ions and Water around DNA from X-Ray Scattering Measurements.
S. P. Meisburger, S. A. Pabit, L. Pollack
Biophys. J. 108(12):2886-95 (2015). [Abstract]

RNA and its ionic cloud: solution scattering experiments and atomically detailed simulations
S. Kirmizialtin, S. A. Pabit, S. P. Meisburger, L. Pollack, R. Elber
Biophys. J. 102(4):819-28 (2012). [Abstract]

Ionic strength-dependent persistence lengths of single-stranded RNA and DNA
H. Chen, S. P. Meisburger, S. A. Pabit, J. L. Sutton, W. W. Webb, L. Pollack
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109(3):799-804 (2012). [Abstract]

Effects of a protecting osmolyte on the ion atmosphere surrounding DNA duplexes
J. M. Blose, S. A. Pabit, S. P. Meisburger, L. Li, C. D. Jones, L. Pollack
Biochemistry. 50(40):8540-7 (2011). [Abstract]

Both helix topology and counterion distribution contribute to the more effective charge screening in dsRNA compared to dsDNA
S.A. Pabit, X. Qiu, J.S. Lamb, L. Li, S.P. Meisburger and L. Pollack
Nucleic Acids Research 37(12):3887-96 (2009). [Abstract]

Mono and tri-valent ions around DNA: a small angle scattering study of competition and interactions

K. Andresen, X. Qiu, S. A. Pabit, J. S. Lamb, H.Y. Park, L.W. Kwok and L. Pollack
Biophys. J., 95, 287 (2008). [Abstract] [PDF]

Spatial distribution of competing ions around DNA

K. Andresen, R. Das, H.Y. Park, L.W. Kwok, J.S. Lamb, H. Smith, D. Herschlag, K.D. Finkelstein and L. Pollack
Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 248103, (2004). [Abstract]

Counterion distribution around DNA probed by x-ray scattering
R. Das, T. T. Mills,  L. W. Kwok, G. S. Maskel, I.S. Millett, D. Doniach, K. D. Finkelstein, D. Herschlag and L. Pollack
Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 188103 (2003). [Abstract]