A theoretical approach to modeling Circular Intensity Differential Scattering (CIDS) of native chromatin as multiple scattering of dipoles is discussed without the Born approximation. The model can explain the experimental data in the literature. It is shown that CIDS contains more structural information than does total light scattering and to a good approximation is independent of the length of the scattering molecules. Finally, CIDS in conjunction with traditional light scattering measurements should aid in discriminating between various alternative models of higher order chromatin structure now being proposed. Generalization of this theoretical study to other complex biomolecular structures, is also briefly discussed.
- Circular Intensity Differential Scattering, of chromatin
- differential scattering, of chromatin
- dipoles, multiple scattering of
- polarized light scattering studies, on chromatin
- polynucleosome superstructures, differential scattering of
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology