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Title: Overview of DNA Self-Assembling: Progresses in Biomedical Applications
Authors: Jorge, Andreia F. 
Eritja, Ramon
Keywords: DNA self-assembling; gene delivery; drug delivery; protein delivery; theranostics; nanomedicine
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2018
Publisher: MDPI
Project: This research was funded by Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN), grant number CTQ2017-84415-R, CIBER-BBN, grant number CB06_01_0019 and Generalitat de Catalunya, grant number 2017/SGR/114. A.F.J. acknowledges Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal, for financial support regarding Post-Doctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/104544/2014). CQC is supported by FCT through the project no. 007630 UID/QUI/00313/2013, co-funded by COMPETE2020-UE. CIBER-BBN is an initiative funded by the VI National R + D + I Plan 2008-2011, Iniciativa Ingenio 2010, Consolider Program, CIBER Actions and financed by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III with assistance from the European Regional Development Fund. 
Serial title, monograph or event: Pharmaceutics
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Abstract: Molecular self-assembling is ubiquitous in nature providing structural and functional machinery for the cells. In recent decades, material science has been inspired by the nature's assembly principles to create artificially higher-order structures customized with therapeutic and targeting molecules, organic and inorganic fluorescent probes that have opened new perspectives for biomedical applications. Among these novel man-made materials, DNA nanostructures hold great promise for the modular assembly of biocompatible molecules at the nanoscale of multiple shapes and sizes, designed via molecular programming languages. Herein, we summarize the recent advances made in the designing of DNA nanostructures with special emphasis on their application in biomedical research as imaging and diagnostic platforms, drug, gene, and protein vehicles, as well as theranostic agents that are meant to operate in-cell and in-vivo.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/107804
ISSN: 1999-4923
DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics10040268
Rights: openAccess
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