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Reversibly tuning the mechanical properties of a DNA hydrogel by a DNA nanomotor

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Abstract

By integrating a DNA motor based on an i-motif sequence that undergoes a pH-dependent conformational transition into a DNA hydrogel network, such microscopic transition leads to a macroscopic change in mechanical properties. This strategy allows reversible tuning of the mechanical strength of the hydrogel ranging from 250 Pa to 1000 Pa.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2016, accepted on 27 Jul 2016 and first published on 27 Jul 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04724F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10668-10671
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    Reversibly tuning the mechanical properties of a DNA hydrogel by a DNA nanomotor

    X. Zhou, C. Li, Y. Shao, C. Chen, Z. Yang and D. Liu, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10668
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04724F

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