Programming DNA Tube Circumferences

@article{Yin2008ProgrammingDT,
  title={Programming DNA Tube Circumferences},
  author={Peng Yin and Rizal F. Hariadi and Sudheer Sahu and Harry M. T. Choi and Sung Ha Park and Thomas H. LaBean and John H. Reif},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={321},
  pages={824 - 826}
}
Synthesizing molecular tubes with monodisperse, programmable circumferences is an important goal shared by nanotechnology, materials science, and supermolecular chemistry. [] Key Method We program molecular tube circumferences by specifying the complementarity relationships between modular domains in a 42-base single-stranded DNA motif. Single-step annealing results in the self-assembly of long tubes displaying monodisperse circumferences of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, or 20 DNA helices.

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