Supramolecular assemblies of DNA with neutral nucleoside amphiphiles.

@article{Barthlmy2005SupramolecularAO,
  title={Supramolecular assemblies of DNA with neutral nucleoside amphiphiles.},
  author={Philippe Barth{\'e}l{\'e}my and Carla A. H. Prata and Shaun F. Filocamo and Chad E. Immoos and Benjamin W. Maynor and S. A. Nadeem Hashmi and Stephen J. Lee and Mark W. Grinstaff},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          1261-3
        }
}
A neutral uridine-based amphiphile is described which condenses plasmid DNA. AFM studies show that the three distinct structural components of the amphiphile (i.e, nucleobase, alkyl chains, and poly(ethylene glycol)) are required for the formation of DNA-amphiphile supramolecular assemblies on a mica surface. 

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