Proofreading and Error removal in a nanomaterial assembly

Juewen Liu, Daryl P. Wernette, Yi Lu

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We all make mistakes! The specific removal of error particles in nanomaterial assemblies is achieved by using a DNA-zyme as a proofreading and error-removal unit (see picture of a DNA-templated gold nanoparticle assembly). Parallels can be drawn with the proofreading and error-removal process in biology. A and B = gold nanoparticles attached to DNA sequences; B′ = error particle. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7290-7293
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
StatePublished - Nov 11 2005


  • DNA
  • Enzymes
  • Gold
  • Materials science
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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