Observation of DNA pinning at laser focal point on Au surface and its application to single DNA nanowire and cross-wire formation

Sho Fujii, Katsuaki Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Kanaizuka, Tetsuaki Okamoto, Shoichi Toyabe, Eiro Muneyuki, Masa Aki Haga

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Abstract

We report a new technique for fabricating a single DNA nanowire at a desired position in a sequential manner using the micronanobubble generated by laser local heating at the Au/water interface. In our previous report, we found the reversible pull-in/shrinkage of one end immobilized DNA strands near a Nd:YAG laser focal point on an Au surface. In further experiments, the pinning of DNA strands in the stretched state was observed on the Au surface only when the bubble has touched the free end of DNA. This pinning phenomenon was observed even on the alkane thiol modified Au surface as self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) such as hexanethiol, mercaptohexanol, and hexadecanethiol. However, no pinning was observed on the bovine serum albumin (BSA) modified surface. Since optical tweezers can manipulate a DNA modified bead (radius. = 1.87. μm), the bead was firstly fixed on a solid surface by being compressed with the optical tweezers, and the pulling and pinning of DNA on the bead were achieved. As a consequence, the laser local heating on the Au surface enables us to control the number and position of the one end immobilized DNA strands as DNA nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalBioelectrochemistry
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Au surface
  • DNA nanowire
  • Laser local heating
  • Micronano bubble
  • Single DNA manipulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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