Volume 106, Number 4, May 2014
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||29 May 2014|
Kinetics of the long ssRNA: Steady state
1 Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica - Nankang 11529, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Yerevan State University - 1 A. Manoogian Str., Yerevan 0025, Armenia
(a) email@example.com (corresponding author)
Received: 1 March 2014
Accepted: 6 May 2014
The steady state in the kinetic pathways of the long single-strand RNA (ssRNA) in the approximation of a coarse-grained model is studied with analytic calculations. It is assumed that the characteristic time of the secondary-structure rearrangement is much longer than that for the formation of the tertiary structure. The entropy and the specific heat of the system as functions of the temperature are calculated and plotted. A non-equilibrium phase transition of the 2nd order has been observed. The possible biological implication of the obtained results is discussed.
PACS: 87.14.gn – RNA / 87.10.Ca – Analytical theories / 87.15.Cc – Folding: thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, models, and pathways
© EPLA, 2014
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.