Kissing complexes formed on the basis of highly specific noncanonical interactions of RNA hairpins can be harnessed for the controlled assembly of DNA nanoobjects. Two DNA minicircles, each equipped with a different RNA hairpin motif (see picture), mediate a tight and specific binding of the two circular DNA nanoobjects. These interactions may offer the possibility to construct DNA nanoobjects with increased complexity.
- DNA structures
- RNA structures