‘Nucleo-nanocages’: Designed ternary oligodeoxyribonucleotides spontaneously form nanosized DNA cages

Kazunori Matsuura, Taro Yamashita, Yuuko Igami, Nobuo Kimizuka

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DNA three-way junctions formed from three 30-mer oligonucleotides that contain single-chained self-complementary sticky ends spontaneously self-assemble into ‘nucleo-nanocages’: the exo- and endo-nuclease digestion experiments indicate that defects such as the single and double strand end structures are absent on the spherical nano-assemblies, providing clear evidence for the closed nanocage structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-377
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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