HENRY M. SOBELL

THE PREMELTON, A UNIFYING POLYMER PHYSICS CONCEPT TO UNDERSTAND
DNA PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

THE PREMELTON AS A (LOW ENERGY) BREATHER SOLITON IN DNA

BETA-DNA, A KEY STRUCTURAL INTERMEDIATE IN DNA MELTING

B- TO A- STRUCTURAL PHASE TRANSITION

HIGHER ENERGY KINK-ANTIKINK BOUND STATES

B- TO Z- STRUCTURAL PHASE TRANSITION

IMPLICATIONS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

EXPERIMENTAL PREDICTIONS

CLOSING COMMENTS

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B