Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 19

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

52_03c/2013Inside Back Cover: Light-Triggered Sequence-Specific Cargo Release from DNA Block Copolymer–Lipid Vesicles (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 3/2013)

Sequence-specific cargo release from DNA-encoded lipid vesicles through the stable tagging of a liposome surface with amphiphilic DNA block copolymers (DBCs) is reported by A. Herrmann and co-workers in their Communication on page 1008 ff. Hybridization of anchored DBCs with an oligonucleotide photosensitizer is the key to light-induced singlet oxygen generation close to the lipid membrane, which results in the oxidation of polymer anchors and/or unsaturated phospholipids, leading to release of the vesicle payload.

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