A two-state DNA lattice switched by DNA nanoactuator

Liping Feng, Sung Ha Park, John H. Reif, Hao Yan

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Changing the dimensions of the mesh. A robust sequence-dependent DNA device termed a nanoactuator was incorporated into a 2D parallelogram DNA lattice. Conversion of the DNA nanoactuator between two well-defined states (S1 and S2, see picture) results in controlled motion of the lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4342-4346
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 22 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA
  • DNA structures
  • Nanostructures, scanning probe microscopy
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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