Engineering DNA Molecules for Morphological Reconfiguration

K. Cervantes-Salguero, S. Murata

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this section we introduce the concept of reconfigurable nanostructures made of DNA. Firstly, along with the properties of DNA molecules, how to self-assemble static nanostructures by using hybridization between complementary DNA strands is explained. Secondly, a definition of reconfigurable nanostructures, design requirements, and the strategies to realize reconfiguration are provided. Lastly, as an example of reconfigurable nanostructure, our design of movable DNA motif that assembles into a cluster with different valences is explained in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupra-materials Nanoarchitectonics
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323378307
ISBN (Print)9780323378291
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Clusters
  • Constrained motion
  • DNA nanostructure
  • DNA origami
  • DNA tiles
  • Reconfiguration
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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