Special Issue "DNA-Directed Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2012)
Dr. Paul Paukstelis
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park，Maryland 20742-4454, USA
Interests: DNA nanotechnology; DNA self-assembly; Non-canonical DNA
Nearly 60 years after becoming the emblematic “molecule of life”, DNA has continued to shed its purely biological skin to become an important polymer in nearly all aspects of chemistry. The properties that make DNA a robust carrier of genetic information – simplicity, stability, and programmability – have also made it the premier biopolymer at the rapidly emerging interface of biology, chemistry, materials science, and engineering. No longer just a code to be read by the cell, DNA is now a catalyst, building material, machine, robot, and computer.
This special issue of Molecules welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts that highlight non-biological roles of DNA and its properties that enable broad functionality in chemistry and biology. Topics will include, but are not limited to: DNA nanotechnology, catalysis, self-assembly, DNA-derived polymers, sensors and beacons, DNA-directed synthesis, DNA machines, and DNA computation.
Dr. Paul Paukstelis
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- DNA catalysis
- DNA-directed synthesis
- DNA-directed transfer reactions
- ligation assay
- multiplex assay
- native chemical ligation
- peptide nucleic acids
- DNA nanotechnology
- DNA beacons
- DNA sensors
- DNA self-assembly
- DNA origami
Review: DNA-Directed Base Pair Opening
Molecules 2012, 17(10), 11947-11964; doi:10.3390/molecules171011947
Received: 16 August 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3200 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 12792-12803; doi:10.3390/molecules171112792
Received: 21 September 2012; in revised form: 12 October 2012 / Accepted: 25 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (347 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13390-13402; doi:10.3390/molecules171113390
Received: 25 September 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (578 KB)
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13569-13591; doi:10.3390/molecules171113569
Received: 21 September 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 9 November 2012 / Published: 15 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (442 KB)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Nucleoside Triphosphates - Building Block for the Modification of DNA
Author: Marcel Hollenstein
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Abstract: Nucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) have advanced as useful building blocks for the generation of high-density functionalized nucleic acids, covering a plethora of applications. This review focuses on the various synthetic pathway available for the synthesis of modified dNTPs. Some recent and selected applications are highlighted, including the use of dNTPs in SELEX for the generation of aptamers and catalytic nucleic acids as well as for labelling of oligonucleotides.
Last update: 18 May 2012