music & DNA
David A. Adler
dadler at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 7 14:42:46 EST 1995
In article <42n77d$1d6g at serra.unipi.it> vassallo at cli.di.unipi.it (Fabrizio
> Have anyone heard of relations betw. music & DNA?
> please post me
Susumo Ohno has done some work on representing DNA/protein sequences as
musical notes - as a start see for example:
Title: A song in praise of peptide palindromes.
Source: Leukemia. 1993 Aug. 7 Suppl 2. P S157-9.
Journal Title: LEUKEMIA.
Abstract: Peptide palindromes are invariably found in all proteins,
long palindromes exceeding 10 residues in length are not
They are particularly abundant in DNA-binding proteins
such as H1 histone. When a complementary strand of the
sequence is translatable being free of a chain terminator,
complementary protein encode by it becomes equally abundant
peptide palindromes. The simultaneous musical
both strands of mouse H1 histone variety-1 DNA enable us
to appreciate the symmetrical beauty of successive
appearing in both H1 histone and its complementary protein.
Hope this helps,
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