Dynamics of forced biopolymer translocation

V.V. Lehtola, R.P. Linna, K. Kaski

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We present results from our simulations of biopolymer translocation in a solvent which explain the main experimental findings. The forced translocation can be described by simple force balance arguments for the relevant range of pore potentials in experiments and biological systems. Scaling of translocation time with polymer length varies with pore force and friction. Hydrodynamics affects this scaling and significantly reduces translocation times.
Original languageEnglish
Article number58006
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes




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