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Charge Transfer in DNA: From Mechanism to Application.


Charge transfer in DNA; from mechanism to application.

Ed. by Hans-Achim Wagenknecht.



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The recognition that DNA-mediated charge transfer processes can occur on an ultrafast timescale and result in reactions over long distances has led to advances in researching the formulation of DNA damage that can result in mutagenesis or cancer, developing DNA chips detecting single-base mismatches or DNA lesions by electrochemical readout methods, or modifying DNA to enhance its electron transfer capacities for new nanotechnological devices based on DNA or DNA-inspired architectures, among others. Wagenknecht (Ph.D., U. of Basel, Switzerland) here presents nine articles on important aspects of charge transfer processes in DNA, including the principles and mechanisms of photoinduced charge injection, transport, and trapping in DNA; sequence-dependent dynamics as the regulator of DNA-mediated charge transport; excess electron transfer in DNA probed with flavin- and thymine dimmer-modified oligonucleotides; dynamics of photoinitiated hole and electron injection in duplex DNA; spectroscopic investigation of charge transfer in DNA; and electron transfer and structural dynamics in DNA.

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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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