1. Oligonucleic Acids (“Aptamers”) for Designing Stimuli-Responsive Membranes

  1. D. Bhattacharyya Editor4,
  2. Thomas Schäfer Editor5,
  3. S. R. Wickramasinghe Co-Editor6 and
  4. Sylvia Daunert Co-Editor7
  1. Veli Cengiz Özalp1,
  2. María Belén Serrano-Santos1,2 and
  3. Thomas Schäfer1,3

Published Online: 22 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch1

Responsive Membranes and Materials

Responsive Membranes and Materials

How to Cite

Özalp, V. C., Serrano-Santos, M. B. and Schäfer, T. (2012) Oligonucleic Acids (“Aptamers”) for Designing Stimuli-Responsive Membranes, in Responsive Membranes and Materials (eds D. Bhattacharyya, T. Schäfer, S. R. Wickramasinghe and S. Daunert), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA

  2. 5

    POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country, Spain

  3. 6

    Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA

  4. 7

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain

  2. 2

    DEEEA, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

  3. 3

    IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974308

Online ISBN: 9781118389553



  • oligonucleic acids;
  • structural changes;
  • electromechanical gates;
  • gating membranes;
  • aptamer-target interactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aptamers - Structure, Function, Incorporation, and Selection

  • Characterization Techniques for Aptamer-Target Interactions

  • Aptamers - Applications

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgements