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Photo-regulated trajectories of gliding microtubules conjugated with DNA

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Abstract

We regulate the persistency in motion of kinesin-driven microtubules (MTs) simply using a photoresponsive DNA (pDNA) and ultraviolet (UV)-visible light. The path persistence length of MTs, which is a measure of the persistency in their motion, increases and decreases upon illuminating the MTs with UV and visible light respectively. Moreover, pDNA is found to work as a shield for MTs against damage under UV irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Photo-regulated trajectories of gliding microtubules conjugated with DNA

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Submitted
30 Apr 2020
Accepted
05 Jun 2020
First published
05 Jun 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

Photo-regulated trajectories of gliding microtubules conjugated with DNA

M. Akter, J. J. Keya, A. Md. R. Kabir, H. Asanuma, K. Murayama, K. Sada and A. Kakugo, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03124K

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