Alexei A Kornyshev
Affiliation: Imperial College
- In situ superexchange electron transfer through a single molecule: a rectifying effectAlexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ London, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:6799-804. 2006..Our study offers an analytical formula for the current-voltage characteristics that demonstrates all these features. A detailed physical interpretation of the results is given with a discussion of reported experimental data...
- Signatures of DNA flexibility, interactions and sequence-related structural variations in classical X-ray diffraction patternsA A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, London, UK
Nucleic Acids Res 39:7289-99. 2011..Analysis of measured fiber diffraction patterns based on this theory yields important parameters that control DNA structure, packing and function...
- Physics of DNA: unravelling hidden abilities encoded in the structure of ‘the most important molecule’Alexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Phys Chem Chem Phys 12:12352-78. 2010..The article ends with a brief discussion of the first experimental evidence of the protein-free homology recognition in a ‘test tube’...
- The homology recognition well as an innate property of DNA structureAlexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:4683-8. 2009..The well is quasi-exponential. Its half-width is determined by the helical coherence length, introduced first in the same 2001 article, the value of which, as the latest study shows, is approximately 10 nm...
- Reflection of light by metal nanoparticles at electrodesAlexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Phys Chem Chem Phys 14:1850-9. 2012....
- Electrostatic braiding and homologous pairing of DNA double helicesRuggero Cortini
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, UK
Biophys J 101:875-84. 2011..Electrostatic stabilization of left-handed braids may stand behind the chiral selectivity of type II topoisomerases and positive plasmid supercoiling in hyperthermophilic bacteria and archea...
- Self-assembled nanoparticle arrays for multiphase trace analyte detectionMichael P Cecchini
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Nat Mater 12:165-71. 2013..Importantly, the ease of assembly and rapid detection make this platform ideal for in-the-field sample testing of toxins, explosives, narcotics or other hazardous chemicals...
- DNA double helices recognize mutual sequence homology in a protein free environmentGeoff S Baldwin
Division of Molecular Biosciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ London, UK
J Phys Chem B 112:1060-4. 2008..We thus report experimental evidence and discuss possible mechanisms for the recognition of homologous DNAs from a distance...
- Statics and dynamics of electroactuation with single-charge-carrier ionomersAlpha A Lee
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK
J Phys Condens Matter 25:082203. 2013..The mechanical or sensor performance of such electroactuators appears to be determined by just three cumulative parameters, with all of their constituents measurable, permitting a scaling approach to their design...
- Plasmonic ruler at the liquid-liquid interfaceVladimir A Turek
Department of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Section, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
ACS Nano 6:7789-99. 2012....
- Direct observation of azimuthal correlations between DNA in hydrated aggregatesAlexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ London, United Kingdom
Phys Rev Lett 95:148102. 2005..The results are in good agreement with the predictions of recent theoretical models relating DNA-DNA interactions to the helical symmetry of their surface charge patterns...
- On the physical nature of mesophases of guanosine gelsLaura Rudd
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK SW7 2AZ
Phys Chem Chem Phys 8:4347-58. 2006..Possible limitations and developments of our theoretical model are discussed, as well as new experiments to test the implications of the theory...
- Helical structure determines different susceptibilities of dsDNA, dsRNA, and tsDNA to counterion-induced condensationAlexei A Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Biophys J 104:2031-41. 2013..We argue that an electrostatic zipper attraction might be a major or even dominant force in nucleic acid condensation...
- Helical coherence of DNA in crystals and solutionAaron Wynveen
Institut für Theoretische Physik II Weiche Materie, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Universitatsstrasse 1, D 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
Nucleic Acids Res 36:5540-51. 2008..Packing of oligomers in crystals dramatically alters their helical coherence. The coherence length increases to 800-1200 A, consistent with its theoretically predicted role in interactions between DNA at close separations...