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How DNA Cages Transport Nanoparticles

29 October 2018 – Objects on the nanoscale containing cavities are of great interest from the point of view of both fundamental science as well as in terms of possible applications. So-called nanocages can act as carriers of smaller molecules and, for example, transport drugs or genes for medical purposes. An international research team including scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have investigated how one could create robust and stable nanobjects with tunable properties in the laboratory using experiments in combination with detailed computer simulations.

Original publication:

Clemens Jochum, Nataša Adžić, Emmanuel Stiakakis, Thomas L. Derrien, Dan Luo, Gerhard Kahl, and Christos N. Likos: Structure and stimuli-responsiveness of all-DNA dendrimers: theory and experiment, Nanoscale (2018).
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05814H

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