Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Commentary, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 11 Issue: 4

Molecular Nanotechnology's Ideas and Applications

Nourredine Iancu *

Department of Medicine and Neurology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

*Corresponding Author: Nourredine Iancu
Department of Medicine and Neurology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: 09 March, 2022, Manuscript No. JNMN-22-64887;

Editor assigned date: 11 March, 2022, Pre QC No. JNMN-22-64887 (PQ);

Reviewed date: 25 March, 2022, QC No. JNMN-22-64887;

Revised date: 01 March, 2022, Manuscript No. JNMN-22-64887 (R);

Published date: 08 April, 2022, DOI: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000333

Citation: Iancu N (2022) Molecular Nanotechnology's Ideas and Applications. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 11:4.

Keywords: Nanotechnology


Long loved for its informational role within the cell, DNA is currently rising as a perfect molecule for molecular applied science. Biologists and biochemists have discovered DNA sequences and structures with new purposeful properties that are able to stop the expression of harmful genes or observe macromolecules at low concentrations. Physical and machine scientists will style rigid DNA structures that function scaffolds for the organization of matter at the molecular scale, and might build straightforward DNA-computing devices, diagnostic machines and DNA motors. The combination of biological and engineering advances offers nice potential for therapeutic and diagnostic applications, and for nanoscale electronic engineering.

The cellular role of DNA is comparatively restricted, maybe as a result of the restrictions obligatory by bonding between complementary strands. Outside the cell, however, nanoengineers ar uncovering the numerous hidden abilities of DNA. The DNA sequence is in a position to method info in organic chemistry assays, its structure is a perfect artifact, and its folding pathway permits DNA to maneuver and reply to its surroundings. Here, I review many innovative applications of designed DNA molecules, some underlying style principles and also the prospects for future developments. The applications of recent DNA-based technologies vary from molecular medicine to supermolecule purification and from medicine to the assembly of little electronic circuits. These uses exploit the properties of DNA at three levels sequence solely, structure that depends on sequence and folding pathways that rely upon each sequence and structure.

Detective work

By taking their cue from the ordination found in nature, nanoengineers ar currently victimization DNA sequences in vitro to direct the synthesis and evolution of molecules with new functions and reactive properties. Once hooked up to different molecules, detection strategies that exploit DNA sequences enable complementary molecules to be known at very low concentrations. DNA sequences may also be used, in a very non biological setting, to regulate the layout of electronic elements in a very nanocircuit. DNA strands will fold into stable structures that have valuable purposeful and material properties. Sensitive strategies for detective work DNA are extended to observe proteins and different organic compound targets of DNA aptamers that's, nucleic acid molecules that have high binding specificity for his or her targets. Lattices and even three dimensional objects are self-assembled from rigid DNA structures. DNA lattices will organize proteins and nanoelectronic elements on a surface with unprecedented preciseness, creating it doable to realize a higher understanding of the properties and interactions of proteins.

The folding pathway of a DNA molecule to its stable structure permits it to maneuver and perform mechanical functions. The energy free in DNA folding pathways has been employed to drive motors, providing the power to unharness, grab or cleave target molecules and even to regulate the discharge of medicine, counting on the result of bound diagnostic tests. Several uses of DNA exploit its sequence properties, beside the power of a DNA sequence to interbreed with its complement. Following a brief description of DNA-sequence properties and also the techniques for manipulating these molecules, I describe many applications, starting from sensitive molecular detection to DNA computing and also the assembly of nanoelectronic elements. Finally, I describe some challenges and prospects for this field.

Innovative Uses of DNA Sequence

DNA tags, that ar sequences that ar with chemicals hooked up to different molecules, represent the foremost flourishing and varied application of DNA-sequence properties. DNA tags ar employed in the sensitive detection of wellness markers, the parallel synthesis of recent compounds and also the discovery of recent reagents intrinsically they need been applied in wellness designation and drug development. Two powerful principles unify the applications of DNA tags. First, new DNA codes4 will direct a budget and economical parallel synthesis of huge sets of polymers. During this case, every DNA tag consists of ordered segments that specify the sequence of chemical compound units of one molecule to be synthesized, even as a sequence of natural codons specifies the sequence of amino acids that frame a supermolecule. Second, economical strategies for amplifying, sequencing and detective work DNA will be extended to new varieties of molecule victimization their hooked up DNA tags. Many applications of DNA tags ar delineated next. The aim of parallel reaction discovery systems is to with efficiency take a look at several pairs of reagents at the same time in a very single answer, to spot unknown binding pairs which may have innovative uses. This method has been hindered by the problem of transportation every try of reactants to be tested into shut proximity with each other whereas avoiding cross reactivity among pairs of reagents that don't seem to be of interest. Another challenge is to spot those pairs that do react. DNA tags solve each of those problems the molecules to be paired have complementary regions on their tags in order that they are available along by cross, and sequencing of the tags provides the means that to spot reactive pairs. As proof of principle, used their methodology to find from 168 combos of reagents that associate neon may be made by associate ethyne olefine coupling reaction within the presence of an atomic number 46 catalyst.

In the applications delineated to date, DNA sequence has associate informational role. Is computation doable for info keep in DNA? In essence, computation is that the method of deciding associate output from a listing of inputs, victimization elementary directions, wherever the out there directions rely upon the context of the computation. As an example, a pupil will verify the add of two multiple-digit input numbers written on paper, employing a sequence of single digit additions. Against this, a pc calculates the add of numbers in binary format, victimization the principles of Boolean algebra. Computation isn't, however, restricted to paper or element media. DNA is a lovely medium as a result of its high info density. Inputs to the Adleman computation ar DNA sequences that represent candidate solutions to a machine drawback. The computation repeatedly prunes out incorrect solutions, so that, ultimately, verity answer is chosen. This select-and-prune method is analogous to in vitro choice, except that sequences are selected on the premise of their info content instead of their practicality. Within the largest experiment to date according a search and prune computation involving quite one million inputs, representing potential solutions to a drag of system of logic. though this approach isn't competitive with standard computers, the work has impressed several inventive approaches for DNA computation that exploit structure and folding pathways, that ar delineated in later sections.

Track Your Manuscript