Electronic Activation of a DNA Nanodevice Using a Multilayer Nanofilm

Hyejoong Jeong, Simona Ranallo, Marianna Rossetti, Jiwoong Heo, Jooseok Shin, Kwangyong Park, Francesco Ricci, Jinkee Hong

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A method to control activation of a DNA nanodevice by supplying a complementary DNA (cDNA) strand from an electro-responsive nanoplatform is reported. To develop functional nanoplatform, hexalayer nanofilm is precisely designed by layer-by-layer assembly technique based on electrostatic interaction with four kinds of materials: Hydrolyzed poly(β-amino ester) can help cDNA release from the film. A cDNA is used as a key building block to activate DNA nanodevice. Reduced graphene oxides (rGOs) and the conductive polymer provide conductivity. In particular, rGOs efficiently incorporate a cDNA in the film via several interactions and act as a barrier. Depending on the types of applied electronic stimuli (reductive and oxidative potentials), a cDNA released from the electrode can quantitatively control the activation of DNA nanodevice. From this report, a new system is successfully demonstrated to precisely control DNA release on demand. By applying more advanced form of DNA-based nanodevices into multilayer system, the electro-responsive nanoplatform will expand the availability of DNA nanotechnology allowing its improved application in areas such as diagnosis, biosensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5572-5578
Number of pages7
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 26

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Bio & Medical Technology Development Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean Government (Grant 2012M3A9C6050104, 2013R1A1A1076126, 2014K2A7A1044460, 2016M3A9C6917405). Additionally, this research was also supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (Grant HI14C-3266, HI15C-1653). This work was also carried out with the support of “Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science & Technology Development (Grant PJ00998601)” Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea. This research was also supported by the Commercializations Promotion Agency for R&D Outcomes (COMPA) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) (Grant 2016K000133). This research was also supported by EC-Korea agreement and ERC project ERC-2013-StG-336493-NATURE NANODEVICES.

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© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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