Insights in the organization of DNA-surfactant monolayers using cryo-electron tomography

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Vos, M.R.J., Bomans, P.H.H., Haas, de, F., Frederik, P.M., Jansen, J.A., Nolte, R.J.M. & Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M. (2007). Insights in the organization of DNA-surfactant monolayers using cryo-electron tomography. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129(39), 11894-11895. In Scopus Cited 21 times.

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Abstract

 

We demonstrate that for the present system the general view on DNA-cationic surfactant Langmuir monolayers, in which DNA is bound directly underneath a closed monolayer surface, is only applicable when DNA is injected underneath a preformed monolayer. Moreover, cryo-electron tomography showed that the DNA strands do not bind completely to the monolayer surface in an orderly fashion, but partially extend down into the subphase.