DNA Brushing Shoulders: Targeted Looping and Scanning of Large DNA Strands.

We present a nanofluidic device for targeted manipulations in the quarternary structure of single DNA molecules. We demonstrate the folding and unfolding of hairpin-shaped regions, similar to chromatin loops. These loops are stable for minutes at nanochannel junctions. We demonstrate continuous scanning of two DNA segments that occupy a common nanovolume… (More)