DNA strand exchange catalyzed by molecular crowding in PEG solutions

Bobo Feng, Karolin Frykholm, Bengt Nordén, Fredrik Westerlund

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DNA strand exchange is catalyzed by molecular crowding and hydrophobic interactions in concentrated aqueous solutions of polyethylene glycol, a discovery of relevance for understanding the function of recombination enzymes and with potential applications to DNA nanotechnology. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8231
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Grants from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, ERC, and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (FW) are gratefully acknowledged. Fruitful discussions with Erik Lundberg and Anna Reymer are acknowledged.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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