Stabilization of deoxyribonucleic acid network on mica surface using post ethanol treatment

Citation
Y. Nakayama et al., Stabilization of deoxyribonucleic acid network on mica surface using post ethanol treatment, JPN J A P 2, 40(8A), 2001, pp. L824-L825
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Volume
40
Issue
8A
Year of publication
2001
Pages
L824 - L825
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(20010801)40:8A<L824:SODANO>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
Recently we have successfully fabricated large-scale deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) networks on mica surfaces. However there is a problem that DNA networ k's are eliminated instantly when soaked in water. We have successfully fou nd that DNA networks pretreated with ethanol are not eliminated even after being soaked in water. The method of treating DNA networks with ethanol was very simple. The sample is soaked in ethanol for 10 seconds followed by bl owing off the remaining liquid with air. This paper provides relatively sim ple stabilization methods for large-scale DNA networks on mica surfaces tha t are suitable for the practical application of DNA networks as biomaterial s for medical engineering and environment purposes such as capturing interc alating toxic pollutants solved in water solution.