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Comment on “Characterization of the tunneling conductance across DNA bases”

Lagerqvist, Johan and Zwolak, Michael and Di Ventra, Massimiliano (2007) Comment on “Characterization of the tunneling conductance across DNA bases”. Physical Review E, 76 (1). Art. No. 013901. ISSN 1539-3755.

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In a recent paper, Zikic et al. [Phys. Rev. E 74, 011919 (2006)] present first-principles calculations of the DNA nucleotides' electrical conductance. They report qualitative and quantitative differences with previous work, in particular with that of Zwolak and Di Ventra [Nano Lett. 5, 421 (2005)] and Lagerqvist et al. [Nano Lett. 6, 779 (2006)]. In this comment we address the alleged discrepancies, showing that they come from a misrepresentation of our research. Further, we discuss in more detail the issue of geometric fluctuations previously investigated by us, and raised again in the work of Zikic et al. In addition, we point out erroneous comments made by Zikic et al. regarding the use of density functional theory calculations in transport.

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Additional Information:©2007 The American Physical Society (Received 19 December 2006; published 9 July 2007) See Also: * Reply to “Comment on `Characterization of the tunneling conductance across DNA bases'”. Radomir Zikic, Predrag S. Krstić, X.-G. Zhang et al. Phys. Rev. E 76, 013902 (2007) * Characterization of the tunneling conductance across DNA bases. Radomir Zikic, Predrag S. Krstic, X.-G. Zhang et al. Phys. Rev. E 74, 011919 (2006)
Subject Keywords:DNA; molecular biophysics; bioelectric phenomena; tunnelling; electrical conductivity; density functional theory
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