Force required to package DNA to innermost radius in capsid

Value 12 pN
Organism Bacteriophage Lambda
Reference Garcia HG, Grayson P, Han L, Inamdar M, Kondev J, Nelson PC, Phillips R, Widom J, Wiggins PA. Biological consequences of tightly bent DNA: the other life of a macromolecular celebrity. Biopolymers. 2007 Feb 585(2):115-30.PubMed ID17103419
Method Model of tightly packed viral DNA. This model predicts the innermost radius of lambda DNA as 3 nm
Comments pN=picoNewton=10^-12Newton. The force required to pack DNA into capsid increases as DNA is further packed along 'inversed spool'
Entered by Uri M
ID 103125