RNA-aligned film prepared from an RNA/lipid complex

Yu Hoshino, Sachiko Tajima, Hajime Nakayama, Yoshio Okahata

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Strong films were prepared from an RNA/lipid complex by casting from organic solutions. RNA (mainly tRNA) was extracted from yeasts, followed by a replacement of the sodium counterions of the tRNA phosphate units by cationic amphiphiles. RNA units in the RNA/lipid film could be aligned in one direction by stretching due to the presence of intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The film showed physical strength and was biodegradable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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