Peptide Nucleic Acid – An Opportunity for Bio-Nanotechnology
Keywords:Biotechnology, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Peptide nucleic acid (pna), Sensing
AbstractDNA is a major player in the field of bio-nanotechnology and many interesting applications have been realized using this oligonucleotide. In contrast, the use of peptide nucleic acid (PNA), which is a non-natural, neutral analogue of DNA with superior hybridization strengths compared to DNA, is still in its infancy in bio-nanotechnology. However, as demonstrated in this short review using selected studies, promising examples demonstrating the tremendous opportunities that PNA can offer for bio-nanotechnology were recently described.
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P. Anstaett, G. Gasser, Chimia 2014, 68, 264, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2014.264.
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