The concept of DNA nanotubes was introduced early in the year by Nadrian Seeman, who has made remarkable advances in nano science and technology so far. The main characteristic of DNA nanotubes is their self-assembly and molecular detection. Synthetic one-dimensional nanotubes have a wide range of applications ranging from nano electronics to biomedical research. The nanotubes are also made of 2D and 3D. Nucleic acid nanoparticles are used for gene therapy – cancer. Peptide nanotubes are also widely used, which can be used as antibiotics, drug carriers for the manufacture of artificial bone, and so on.
Nano is not a special science but a cross between science – physics, chemistry and biology – engineering – materials, electronics and mechanics – and medicine – medicine – and so on. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary science. Nanotechnology research and development requires interdisciplinary collaboration. Significant advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology include the discovery of C60, carbon nanotubes, DNA nanotubes, peptide nanotubes, as well as protein and peptide-based nanomaterials. The C60 was discovered in the year 8 by Richard Smalley and Robert Curl and Sir Harry Kroto, and their nanoparticle properties can be attributed to the placement of the drugs in the baseball cage. Somio Iijima also discovered a new form of carbon nanotubes in Japan in year 5. The concept of DNA nanotubes was first developed by Nadine Seeman at the beginning of the year. In 2006, he collaborated with Erik Winfree to create two-dimensional DNA nanotubes. Subsequently, a report on 3D nanotubes made of DNA was published in year 6 by him. The prerequisite for the drug application of the prepared nanotubes is their stability, permeability, and drug delivery factors.
This post is also available in: Persian