DNA Nanotechnology

Methods and Protocols

  • Giampaolo Zuccheri
  • Bruno Samorì

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 749)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Chenxiang Lin, Yonggang Ke, Rahul Chhabra, Jaswinder Sharma, Yan Liu, Hao Yan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Thomas L. Sobey, Friedrich C. Simmel
    Pages 13-32
  4. Hua Yang, Pik Kwan Lo, Christopher K. McLaughlin, Graham D. Hamblin, Faisal A. Aldaye, Hanadi F. Sleiman
    Pages 33-47
  5. Khoa Nguyen, Stephane Campidelli, Arianna Filoramo
    Pages 49-59
  6. Roberto Corradini, Tullia Tedeschi, Stefano Sforza, Mark M. Green, Rosangela Marchelli
    Pages 79-92
  7. Daisuke Miyoshi, Naoki Sugimoto
    Pages 93-104
  8. Alexander Kotlyar
    Pages 115-140
  9. Christian Leiterer, Andrea Csaki, Wolfgang Fritzsche
    Pages 141-150
  10. Matteo Palma, Justin J. Abramson, Alon A. Gorodetsky, Colin Nuckolls, Michael P. Sheetz, Shalom J. Wind et al.
    Pages 169-185
  11. Andrew Houlton, Bernard A. Connolly, Andrew R. Pike, Benjamin R. Horrocks
    Pages 199-207
  12. Anton Kuzyk, J. Jussi Toppari, Päivi Törmä
    Pages 223-234
  13. Ciro Cecconi, Elizabeth A. Shank, Susan Marqusee, Carlos Bustamante
    Pages 255-271
  14. Wiepke J. A. Koopmans, Ruth Buning, John van Noort
    Pages 291-303
  15. Jeffrey R. Comer, David B. Wells, Aleksei Aksimentiev
    Pages 317-358
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 359-361

About this book


Currently, nanotechnology is exposing the properties of DNA in unprecedented detail leading to new insights on the biological behavior and function of DNA. With the structural perfection of a self-assembling DNA nano-object, such as a DNA origami, it is clear how complex DNA is as a molecule, leading researchers to wonder how many different constructs could be designed and realized. DNA Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols shows the procedures to follow in order to repeat methods that lead to such constructs or to the mastering of the characterization techniques used to study them. The chapters of this book are roughly divided into two parts: some cover the methods for preparing the nanostructures, from the rationale of the operations to the techniques for their handling, while other chapters deal more directly with advanced instrumental techniques that can manipulate and characterize molecules and nanostructures. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and accessible, DNA Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide to scientists of all backgrounds and aims to ignite interest and spur activity in this young and rapidly growing research field.


DNA nanotubes DNA origami gold-nanoparticle metal-DNA triangles nanoelectrodes nanopores nanowires optical tweezers self-assembled DNA nanostructures

Editors and affiliations

  • Giampaolo Zuccheri
    • 1
  • Bruno Samorì
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. BiochimicaUniversità BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. BiochimicaUniversità BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-141-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-142-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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