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Arizona State University

Swinging Arm Artificial Enzymes Using DNA Nanotechnology

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Caption: In the middle of a DNA scaffold is affixed a single strand of DNA, with NAD+ tethered to the end like a ball and string. ASU Professor Han Yan refers to this as a swinging arm, which is long, flexible and dexterous enough to rock back and forth between the enzymes in the blink of the eye to catalyze a reaction.

Credit: Jason Drees, The Biodesign Institute at ASU

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