Programmable polymer-DNA hydrogels with dual input and multiscale responses
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Combination switchable polymer-DNA hydrogels have been synthesized to respond to both a specific oligonucleotide recognition signal and a non-specific but biorelevant environmental trigger. The hydrogels exhibit rheological properties that can be modulated through interaction with complementary DNA strands and/or reduction. Furthermore, individual and combined oligonucleotide recognition and reduction responses allow control over pore sizes in the gel, enabling programmable release and transport of objects ranging from the nano- to micro-scale.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2014|