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Switchable mechanical DNA “arms” operating on nucleic acid scaffolds associated with electrodes or semiconductor quantum dots

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Abstract

Functional footholds linked to DNA scaffolds associated with surfaces provide nano-engineered assemblies acting as switching devices. By the assembly of a β-cyclodextrin receptor on one foothold, and a ferrocene-modified nucleic acid on a second foothold, the switchable and reversible, fuel-driven activation of “molecular arms” proceeds, transduced by electrochemical or optical signals.

Graphical abstract: Switchable mechanical DNA “arms” operating on nucleic acid scaffolds associated with electrodes or semiconductor quantum dots

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The article was received on 22 May 2013, accepted on 04 Jul 2013 and first published on 11 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02653A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 8977-8981
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    Switchable mechanical DNA “arms” operating on nucleic acid scaffolds associated with electrodes or semiconductor quantum dots

    G. Pelossof, R. Tel-Vered, X. Liu and I. Willner, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 8977
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02653A

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