Programming DNA tube circumferences.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Synthesizing molecular tubes with monodisperse, programmable circumferences is an important goal shared by nanotechnology, materials science, and supermolecular chemistry. We program molecular tube circumferences by specifying the complementarity relationships between modular domains in a 42-base single-stranded DNA motif. Single-step annealing results in the self-assembly of long tubes displaying monodisperse circumferences of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, or 20 DNA helices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yin, P; Hariadi, RF; Sahu, S; Choi, HMT; Park, SH; Labean, TH; Reif, JH

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 321 / 5890

Start / End Page

  • 824 - 826

PubMed ID

  • 18687961

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1157312


  • eng