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Micrometer-sized network structure of novel DNA–lipid conjugates induced by heat stimulation

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Abstract

We have developed a novel lipid-bearing DNA that forms hairpin modules, including a single RNA monomer; this can be used to create micrometer-sized structures from nanometer-sized building blocks during breakage at the RNA site. In the presence of divalent metal ions and heat stimulation, we observed transition of the self-assembly, which results in the formation of a three-dimensional network structure. To our knowledge, this is also the first report of heat-induced micrometer-sized molecular self-assembly of molecules that carry biological information.

Graphical abstract: Micrometer-sized network structure of novel DNA–lipid conjugates induced by heat stimulation

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Submitted
11 Jun 2015
Accepted
25 Jul 2015
First published
07 Aug 2015

Soft Matter, 2015,11, 7053-7058
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Micrometer-sized network structure of novel DNA–lipid conjugates induced by heat stimulation

K. Takahashi, M. Matsuo, T. Banno and T. Toyota, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 7053
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM01456E

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