Functionalization of DNA assemblies "Nucleo-cages"

Kazunori Matsuura, Kwonil Kim, Ken Murata, Nobuo Kimizuka

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We have previously reported a simple and general method to construct mesoscopic DNA assemblies "Nucleo-cages" by the self-assembly of suitably designed three oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs). In this study, we report stabilization of Nucleo-cages by photo-crosslinking with psoralen derivatives and complexation of Nucleo-cages with cationic ferrocene derivatives. Interestingly, when the Nucleo-cage-ferrocene complexes were oxidized with cerium(IV), fluorescent microparticles were converted to smaller hollow microstructures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Matsuura, K., Kim, K., Murata, K., & Kimizuka, N. (2005). Functionalization of DNA assemblies "Nucleo-cages". In 54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan (2 ed., Vol. 54, pp. 5086-5087)