DNA Fuel for Free-Running Nanomachines

A. J. Turberfield, J. C. Mitchell, B. Yurke, A. P. Mills, M. I. Blakey, F. C. Simmel

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We describe kinetic control of DNA hybridization: loop complexes are used to inhibit the hybridization of complementary oligonucleotides; rationally designed DNA catalysts are shown to be effective in promoting their hybridization. This is the basis of a strategy for using DNA as a fuel to drive free-running artificial molecular machines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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