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DNA Circuit System and Charge Transfer Mechanism

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ABSTRACT

Based on the accurate identification of chemical structures as electric elements, we described charge transport mechanism in a DNA molecule by a stepwiseLCoscillatory circuitry, in which every base pair is a capacitor, every phosphate bridge is an inductor, and every deoxyribose is a charge router. The circuit model agrees with established experimental evidence that has supported super-exchange and hopping mechanisms so far. This alternative charge transport mechanism through both strands of DNA matches the fidelity and reliability of its chemical structure.

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Xu, K. (2013) DNA Circuit System and Charge Transfer Mechanism. Engineering, 5, 381-385. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B077.

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