Thomas Tørring

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DNA nanotechnology and particularly DNA origami, in which long, single-stranded DNA molecules are folded into predetermined shapes, can be used to form complex self-assembled nanostructures. Although DNA itself has limited chemical, optical or electronic functionality, DNA nanostructures can serve as templates for building materials with new functional(More)
The spatially controlled positioning of functional materials by self-assembly is one of the fundamental visions of nanotechnology. Major steps towards this goal have been achieved using DNA as a programmable building block. This tutorial review will focus on one of the most promising methods: DNA origami. The basic design principles, organization of a(More)
Generation-4 polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers were surface-functionalized with azides or alkynes and conjugated to one DNA strand. DNA-controlled self-assembly of alternating azide and alkyne dendrimers on a DNA template enabled the coupling of the dendrimers by the azide-alkyne "click" reaction to form covalently coupled dimers, trimers, and tetramers.(More)
CONSPECTUS: Singlet oxygen ((1)O2), the first excited electronic state of molecular oxygen, is a significant molecule, despite its minute size. For more than half a century, the molecule has been widely used and studied in organic synthesis, due to its characteristic oxygenation reactions. Furthermore, (1)O2 plays a key role in mechanisms of cell death,(More)
Many medical and biotechnological applications rely on protein labeling, but a key challenge is the production of homogeneous and site-specific conjugates. This can rarely be achieved by simple residue-specific random labeling, but generally requires genetic engineering. Using site-selective DNA-templated reductive amination, we created DNA-protein(More)
DNA origami provides rapid access to easily functionalized, nanometer-sized structures making it an intriguing platform for the development of defined drug delivery and sensor systems. Low cellular uptake of DNA nanostructures is a major obstacle in the development of DNA-based delivery platforms. Herein, significant strong increase in cellular uptake in an(More)
Conjugation of DNA to proteins is increasingly used in academia and industry to provide proteins with tags for identification or handles for hybridization to other DNA strands. Assay technologies such as immuno-PCR and proximity ligation and the imaging technology DNA-PAINT require DNA-protein conjugates. In DNA nanotechnology, the DNA handle is exploited(More)
Site-specific labeling of RNA molecules is a valuable tool for studying their structure and function. Here, we describe a new site-specific RNA labeling method, which utilizes a DNA-templated chemical reaction to attach a label at a specific internal nucleotide in an RNA molecule. The method is nonenzymatic and based on the formation of a four-way junction,(More)