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    • Double helical conformation and extreme rigidity in a rodlike polyelectrolyte 

      Wang, Ying; He, Yadong; Yu, Zhou; Gao, Jianwei; ten Brinck, Stephanie; Slebodnick, Carla; Fahs, Gregory B.; Zanelotti, Curt J.; Hegde, Maruti; Moore, Robert B.; Ensing, Bernd; Dingemans, Theo J.; Qiao, Rui; Madsen, Louis A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2019-02-18)
      The ubiquitous biomacromolecule DNA has an axial rigidity persistence length of ~50 nm, driven by its elegant double helical structure. While double and multiple helix structures appear widely in nature, only rarely are ...