Site-specific control of multiple mineralizations using a designed peptide and DNA

Nanoscale. 2016 Oct 21;8(39):17081-17084. doi: 10.1039/c6nr03468c. Epub 2016 Aug 23.


We have developed a site-specific method for precipitating multiple inorganic compounds using target DNA and a designed peptide consisting of a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) sequence and an inorganic compound-precipitating sequence. This system for controlled site-specific precipitation represents a powerful tool for use in nanobiotechnology and materials science.

MeSH terms

  • Chemical Precipitation*
  • DNA / chemistry*
  • Peptide Nucleic Acids / chemistry*
  • Peptides / chemistry*


  • Peptide Nucleic Acids
  • Peptides
  • DNA