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DNA-based machines

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Abstract

Nucleic acids include substantial information in their base sequence and their hybridization–complexation motifs. Recent research efforts attempt to utilize this biomolecular information to develop DNA nanostructures exhibiting machine-like functions. DNA nano-assemblies revealing tweezers, motor, and walker activities exemplify a few such machines. The DNA-based machines provide new components that act as sensitive sensors, transporters, or drug delivery systems.

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The article was received on 17 May 2006, accepted on 30 Jun 2006 and first published on 04 Aug 2006


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B607033G
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006,4, 3392-3401
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    DNA-based machines

    M. K. Beissenhirtz and I. Willner, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 3392
    DOI: 10.1039/B607033G

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