Spatial ordering and abnormal optical activity of DNA liquid-crystalline dispersion particles
1 Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology RAS, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, 123182 Moscow, Russia
* Corresponding author: Semenov_SV@nrcki.ru
Published online: 13 December 2016
In our work, we investigate physicochemical and optical properties of double-strand DNA dispersions. The study of these properties is of biological interest, because it allows one to describe the characteristics of certain classes of chromosomes and DNA containing viruses. The package pattern of DNA molecules in the dispersions particles (DP) is examined. The consideration of the DNA liquid-crystalline DP optical activity based on the theory of electromagnetic wave absorption by large molecular aggregates has been performed. The investigation is also focused on various effects induced by the interaction between biological active compounds and DNA in the content of liquid-crystalline DP.
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