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Title: A DNA Crystal Designed to Contain Two Molecules per Asymmetric Unit

We describe the self-assembly of a DNA crystal that contains two tensegrity triangle molecules per asymmetric unit. We have used X-ray crystallography to determine its crystal structure. In addition, we have demonstrated control over the colors of the crystals by attaching either Cy3 dye (pink) or Cy5 dye (blue-green) to the components of the crystal, yielding crystals of corresponding colors. Attaching the pair of dyes to the pair of molecules yields a purple crystal.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1041912
Report Number(s):
BNL--97590-2012-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863; JACSAT; TRN: US201212%%323
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the American Chemical Society; Journal Volume: 132; Journal Issue: 44
Research Org:
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY (BNL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE SC OFFICE OF SCIENCE (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; DNA; DYES