Filamentous Artificial Virus from a Self-Assembled Discrete Nanoribbon


  • We gratefully acknowledge the National Creative Research Initiative Program of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology for financial support of this work.


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Therapeutic viruses: A filament-shaped artificial virus is formed by using a preorganized supramolecular nanoribbon as a template. The artificial virus (see picture), which is composed of the nanoribbon, small interfering RNAs (blue, double-helix shape), and hydrophobic guests (red), is highly efficient in delivering genes and drugs to the inside of cells.