This server performs quantitative
predictions of force-extension
curves of RNA or ssDNA
molecules. It takes the secondary
structure of the molecule fully
into account with the exception
of pseudoknots. The single-stranded
pieces of the molecule are modeled
as an elastic freely jointed chain.
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If you want to know more about how the software behind this server works,
please read the article
Ulrich Gerland, Ralf Bundschuh, and Terence Hwa, Force-induced denaturation of RNA, Biophys. J. 81 (2001), 1324-1332.
The secondary-structure prediction part of this software is an extension of the Vienna package described in
I.L. Hofacker, W. Fontana, P.F. Stadler, S.Bonhoeffer, M. Tacker, and P. Schuster, Fast folding and comparison of RNA secondary structures, Monatshefte f. Chemie 125 (1994) 167-188.
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