This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation of China (No. 81028001). DLS and AFM studies were carried out in the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (PLCN). The cryo-EM images were taken in the Purdue Biological Electron Microscopy Facility and the Purdue Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) provided the computational resource for the 3D reconstructions.
Controlling the Chirality of DNA Nanocages†
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 32, pages 7999–8002, August 6, 2012
How to Cite
Zhang, C., Wu, W., Li, X., Tian, C., Qian, H., Wang, G., Jiang, W. and Mao, C. (2012), Controlling the Chirality of DNA Nanocages. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 7999–8002. doi: 10.1002/anie.201203875
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAY 2012
- Office of Naval Research
- National Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 81028001
Playing DNA Twister: By using asymmetric DNA building blocks, self-assembled DNA nanocages that are chiral on the nanoscale have been designed. The resulting DNA nanocages have been characterized with a variety of methods. Such chiral control could be useful for tuning the photonic/optical properties of DNA-templated nanostructures.