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DNA Origami: The Art of Folding DNA.
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PMID:  22162047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The advent of DNA origami technology greatly simplified the design and construction of nanometer-sized DNA objects. The self-assembly of a DNA-origami structure is a straightforward process in which a long single-stranded scaffold (often from the phage M13mp18) is folded into basically any desired shape with the help of a multitude of short helper strands. This approach enables the ready generation of objects with an addressable surface area of a few thousand nm(2) and with a single "pixel" resolution of about 6 nm. The process is rapid, puts low demands on experimental conditions, and delivers target products in high yields. These features make DNA origami the method of choice in structural DNA nanotechnology when two- and three-dimensional objects are desired. This Minireview summarizes recent advances in the design of DNA origami nanostructures, which open the door to numerous exciting applications.
Authors:
Barbara Saccà; Christof M Niemeyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-3773     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370543     Medline TA:  Angew Chem Int Ed Engl     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Affiliation:
Fakultät Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Otto-Hahn Strasse 6, 44227-Dortmund (Germany). barbara.sacca@tu-dortmund.de.
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