Next Article in Journal
Editorial for the Special Issue on Micro- and Nano-Fabrication by Metal Assisted Chemical Etching
Next Article in Special Issue
Editorial on the Special Issue on Recent Advances of Molecular Machines and Molecular Robots
Previous Article in Journal
Analytical Solution of Mixed Electroosmotic/Pressure Driven Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids between a Parallel Flat Plates Micro-Channel: The Maxwell Model Using the Oldroyd and Jaumann Time Derivatives
Previous Article in Special Issue
8-(Pyridin-2-yl)quinolin-7-ol as a Platform for Conjugated Proton Cranes: A DFT Structural Design
 
 
Article

DNA Ring Motif with Flexible Joints

1
Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
2
Natural Science Division, Faculty of Core Research, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Micromachines 2020, 11(11), 987; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11110987
Received: 20 October 2020 / Revised: 29 October 2020 / Accepted: 30 October 2020 / Published: 31 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances of Molecular Machines and Molecular Robots)
The invention of DNA origami has expanded the geometric complexity and functionality of DNA nanostructures. Using DNA origami technology, we develop a flexible multi-joint ring motif as a novel self-assembling module. The motif can connect with each other through self-complementary sequences on its segments. The flexible joints can be fixed in a straightened position as desired, thereby allowing the motif to take various shapes. We can adjust the number of flexible joints and the number of connectable segments, thereby enabling programmable self-assembly of the motif. We successfully produced the motif and evaluated several self-assembly patterns. The proposed multi-joint ring motif can provide a novel method for creating functional molecular devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA origami; DNA nanotechnology; molecular robotics DNA origami; DNA nanotechnology; molecular robotics
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Liu, S.; Murata, S.; Kawamata, I. DNA Ring Motif with Flexible Joints. Micromachines 2020, 11, 987. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11110987

AMA Style

Liu S, Murata S, Kawamata I. DNA Ring Motif with Flexible Joints. Micromachines. 2020; 11(11):987. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11110987

Chicago/Turabian Style

Liu, Shiyun, Satoshi Murata, and Ibuki Kawamata. 2020. "DNA Ring Motif with Flexible Joints" Micromachines 11, no. 11: 987. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11110987

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop