Polynucleotide can stabilize nucleobase-appended cholesterol gels

Munenori Numata, Seiji Shinkai

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The influence of added poly(A) or poly(C) on the gelation ability of uracil-appended cholesterol gelator was investigated. It was found that RNA-gelator complexes were formed in n-butanol solution. In particular, complementary poly(A) not only stabilized the gel system but also created the helical structure in the original gel phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-309
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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