Three-dimensional DNA nanostructures constructed by folding of multiple rectangles

Nucleic Acids Symp Ser (Oxf). 2009;(53):81-2. doi: 10.1093/nass/nrp041.


The novel multi-arm DNA structures were designed using 2D-DNA Origami method, and these structures were folded into 3D hollow prism structures by introduction of connection strands into the arms. The opening of the prism structures were examined by a high-speed AFM, which showed the dissociation events of the connecting arms in the 3D-structures.

MeSH terms

  • DNA / chemistry
  • DNA / ultrastructure*
  • Microscopy, Atomic Force
  • Nanostructures / chemistry
  • Nanostructures / ultrastructure*
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation


  • DNA