Journal article

A modelling procedure for the analysis of dynamic drug--DNA interactions probed during active transcription of the DNA.

DR Phillips, PJ Moate, RC Boston

Anticancer Drug Des | Published : 1994

Abstract

A multicompartment simulation analysis (CONSAM) has been used to describe the in vitro inhibition of transcription of DNA by echinomycin. The model assumes that at all drug blockage sites the fractional amount of blocked RNA polymerase is defined by the relative drug occupancy at that site (and is released at a rate defined by the drug dissociation rate), with all remaining enzyme being rapidly transferred past that site. The solution to the 48 parameters (three per drug site, 16 sites), which fully described the echinomycin-DNA transcription data set, can readily be accomplished without manual intervention within an hour on a MS-DOS, 486D-based microcomputer, compared to several months for ..

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