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DNA nanostructures from double-C-shaped motifs with controllable twist and curvature

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Abstract

We demonstrate twist and curvature engineering in DNA nanostructures from the scaffold-free approach. The DNA ‘LEGO’ bricks adopted in this study are double-C-shaped motifs, and extended nanostructures are constructed to visualize the structural details of twist or curvature. By systematically deleting and inserting base pairs at certain domains of the component motifs, we are able to study various levels of the twist and curvature of the resulting nanostructures comprehensively.

Graphical abstract: DNA nanostructures from double-C-shaped motifs with controllable twist and curvature

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The article was received on 07 May 2019, accepted on 17 Jul 2019 and first published on 26 Jul 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03861B
Nanoscale, 2019,11, 14569-14572

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    DNA nanostructures from double-C-shaped motifs with controllable twist and curvature

    D. Yang, K. Huang, P. Wang, Y. Mi and B. Wei, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 14569
    DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03861B

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