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DNA nanotechnology: a future perspective

Zahid, Muniza and Kim, Byeong Hoon and Hussain, Rafaqat and Amin, Rashid and Sung, Ha Park (2013) DNA nanotechnology: a future perspective. Nanoscale Research Letters, 8 . ISSN 1931-7573

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Abstract

In addition to its genetic function, DNA is one of the most distinct and smart self-assembling nanomaterials. DNA nanotechnology exploits the predictable self-assembly of DNA oligonucleotides to design and assemble innovative and highly discrete nanostructures. Highly ordered DNA motifs are capable of providing an ultra-fine framework for the next generation of nanofabrications. The majority of these applications are based upon the complementarity of DNA base pairing: adenine with thymine, and guanine with cytosine. DNA provides an intelligent route for the creation of nanoarchitectures with programmable and predictable patterns. DNA strands twist along one helix for a number of bases before switching to the other helix by passing through a crossover junction. The association of two crossovers keeps the helices parallel and holds them tightly together, allowing the assembly of bigger structures. Because of the DNA molecule's unique and novel characteristics, it can easily be applied in a vast variety of multidisciplinary research areas like biomedicine, computer science, nano/optoelectronics, and bionanotechnology

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:DNA, nanotechnology, biomedicine, nanoelectronics, nanosensors, DNA computation
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Science
ID Code:50442
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 10:10
Last Modified:30 Sep 2018 16:17

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