A repository for DNA and RNA nanostructures

Erik Poppleton, Aatmik Mallya, Swarup Dey, Joel Joseph, Petr Šulc

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We introduce a new online database of nucleic acid nanostructures for the field of DNA and RNA nanotechnology. The database implements an upload interface, searching and database browsing. Each deposited nanostructures includes an image of the nanostructure, design file, an optional 3D view, and additional metadata such as experimental data, protocol or literature reference. The database accepts nanostructures in any preferred format used by the uploader for the nanostructure design. We further provide a set of conversion tools that encourage design file conversion into common formats (oxDNA and PDB) that can be used for setting up simulations, interactive editing or 3D visualization. The aim of the repository is to provide to the DNA/RNA nanotechnology community a resource for sharing their designs for further reuse in other systems and also to function as an archive of the designs that have been achieved in the field so far. is available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D246-D252
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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