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Keywords:

  • DNA nanotechnology;
  • caged nucleic acids;
  • AFM;
  • photolabile protecting groups;
  • G-quadruplex
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DNA minicircles with light-activated ‘caged’ interaction modules—based either on sticky ends or G-quadruplex interactions—do not form dimers until they are irradiated with near-UV light (not harmful for DNA). This technology offers a level of spatiotemporal (hybridization) control for functional nanoarchitectures.