Site-specific control of silica mineralization on DNA using a designed peptide

Chem Commun (Camb). 2016 Mar 14;52(21):4010-3. doi: 10.1039/c5cc07870a.


We developed a site-specific method for precipitating inorganic compounds using organic compounds, DNA, and designed peptides with peptide nucleic acids (PNAs). Such a system for site-specific precipitation represents a powerful tool for use in nanobiochemistry and materials chemistry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA / chemistry*
  • DNA / metabolism
  • Peptide Nucleic Acids / chemistry*
  • Peptides / chemistry*
  • Silicon Dioxide / chemistry*


  • Peptide Nucleic Acids
  • Peptides
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • DNA