The authors acknowledge financial support from the NSF-NSEC (DMR-0117792), the NIH (GM47372), and a Rensselaer Seed Grant (No. 151140). The authors also acknowledge Mary Kate DiTursi and Matthew Newman for assistance with the TNT assay.
In Vitro Transcription and Protein Translation from Carbon Nanotube–DNA Assemblies†
Article first published online: 30 MAR 2006
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Volume 2, Issue 6, pages 718–722, June 2006
How to Cite
Rege, K., Viswanathan, G., Zhu, G., Vijayaraghavan, A., Ajayan, P. M. and Dordick, Jonathan S. (2006), In Vitro Transcription and Protein Translation from Carbon Nanotube–DNA Assemblies. Small, 2: 718–722. doi: 10.1002/smll.200500465
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 30 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 2 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 23 NOV 2005
- carbon nanotubes;
- gene transcription
DNA bound to single-walled carbon nanotubes retains its innate functional and structural properties, and therefore, can serve as the genetic template for gene transcription by RNA polymerase catalysis in the formation of mRNA (see figure). This mRNA is also fully functional and is used as the message for in vitro protein synthesis.