Automatic molecular weaving prototyped by using single-stranded DNA

Tanashaya Ciengshin, Ruojie Sha, Nadrian C. Seeman

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DNA weaves a braided pattern: Two DNA single strands with mixed D- and L- nucleotides combine to weave a braided toroidal link. 5′,5′ linkages (fused circles) and 3′,3′ linkages (bow-tie structures) are needed to maintain the strand polarity. Properly placed L-nucleotides are needed to achieve the woven pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4419-4422
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 2 2011


  • DNA nanotechnology
  • nucleotides
  • self-assembly
  • woven DNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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