Luca Tubiana

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Single molecule structure and topology of kDNA networks

Single-Molecule Structure and Topology of Kinetoplast DNA NetworksPinyao He, Allard J. Katan, Luca Tubiana, Cees Dekker, and Davide Michieletto Phys. Rev. X 13, 021010 – Published 19 April 2023 Trypanosomes are unique single-cell parasites: Their mitochondrial genome is made of thousands of DNA minicircles interlinked to form a giant 2D Olympic-ring-like network, known as a “kinetoplast …

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Microscopic chains that mimic DNA

Rings of rings of molecules: how they stretch and twist, and what they can be used for L. Tubiana, F. Ferrari, E. Orlandini “Circular polycatenanes: Supramolecular structures with topologically tunable properties“, Phys. Rev. Lett (2022). Press-release: Italian / English The polymers that make up our bodies, such as proteins and DNA, are molecules made up …

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