DNA condensation by a fullerene vector has been imaged at the molecular level by atomic force microscopy (AFM); analysis of a mixture of plasmid DNA and DNA-binding fullerene with the aid of this carbonaceous vector provided the first information on the mechanism of transfection. The picture shows AFM images of pBR322 DNA in the absence of (left) and partially condensed by the fullerene (right).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Sep 17|
- DNA recognition
- Scanning probe microscopy
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