Assembly of dynamic supramolecular polymers on a DNA origami platform

Jurgen Schill, Bas Rosier, Berta Gumí Audenis, Eva Magdalena Estirado, Tom de Greef (Corresponding author), Luc Brunsveld (Corresponding author)

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Biological processes rely on transient interactions that govern assembly of biomolecules into higher order, multi-component systems. A synthetic platform for the dynamic assembly of multicomponent complexes would provide novel entries to study and modulate the assembly of artificial systems into higher order topologies. Here, we establish a hybrid DNA origami-based approach as an assembly platform that enables dynamic templating of supramolecular architectures. It entails the site-selective recruitment of supramolecular polymers to the platform with preservation of the intrinsic dynamics and reversibility of the assembly process. The composition of the supramolecular assembly on the platform can be tuned dynamically, allowing for monomer rearrangement and inclusion of molecular cargo. This work should aid the study of supramolecular structures in their native environment in real-time and incites new strategies for controlled multicomponent self-assembly of synthetic building blocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7612-7616
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
Early online date14 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021

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© 2021 The Authors. Angewandte Chemie International Edition published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.


FundersFunder number
High Tech Systemen en Materialen (HTSM)
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme677313
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek016.150.366, 024.001.035
Dutch Foundation for Technical Sciences12859‐FluNanoPart


    • multicomponent assembly
    • polymers
    • self-assembly
    • supramolecular synthesis


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