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“Nano-catalyst” for DNA transformation

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We introduce poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) decorated silicon nanowire arrays as a novel nano-catalyst for DNA transformation. Almost all of the steps in the transformation process are facilitated by the nano-catalyst, such as DNA acquisition, cell adhesion, DNA transfer, and transformant release. It can promote DNA transformation dramatically and meets the requirements for recombinant DNA operations, including molecular library construction.

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2011, accepted on 16 Mar 2011 and first published on 25 Mar 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10734H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 6148-6151
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    “Nano-catalyst” for DNA transformation

    L. Yuan, H. Wang, Q. Yu, Z. Wu, J. L. Brash and H. Chen, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 6148
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10734H

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