Nanotechnology Tools for the Study of RNA

Nanotechnology Tools for the Study of RNA

1st Edition - February 23, 2016

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  • Editor: Satoko Yoshizawa
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045657
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128045749

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This volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science introduces emerging strategies of studying RNA structure and function using nanotechnological tools. The volume aims to provide the readers with a novel view and give them opportunities to think about how to incorporate the new technologies into their own research.

Key Features

  • This book informs and updates on strategies to take advantages of nanotechnological tools to answer to fundamental questions in RNA science
  • Collection of reviews written by the leading scientists from the field
  • The book covers a range of topics, from single molecule analyses using nanomaterials to gene regulation using RNA nanostructures


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine

Table of Contents

  • 1. Probing the Translation Dynamics of Ribosomes Using Zero-Mode Waveguides
    Albert Tsai, Joseph D. Puglisi and Sotaro Uemura
    2. –1 Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting as a Force-Dependent Process
    Koen Visscher
    3. Studies of RNA Sequence and Structure Using Nanopores
    Robert Y. Henley, Spencer Carson and Meni Wanunu
    4. Photocontrolled Intracellular RNA Delivery Using Nanoparticles or Carrier-Photosensitizer Conjugates
    Kazunori Watanabe and Takashi Ohtsuki
    5. RNA Study Using DNA Nanotechnology
    Hisashi Tadakuma, Takeya Masubuchi and Takuya Ueda
    6. RNA and RNP as Building Blocks for Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology
    Hirohisa Ohno and Hirohide Saito

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: February 23, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045657
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128045749

About the Serial Volume Editor

Satoko Yoshizawa

Satoko Yoshizawa received her PhD in 1995 from the University of Tokyo, Japan. She was trained in chemistry and biotechnology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University with Pr. Joseph Puglisi. She is a Research Director at Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell of CNRS in France. She is interested in structure and function of RNA in translation and takes multidisciplinary approach, molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and nanotechnology. Dr. Yoshizawa was awarded for number of prestigious fellowships and prizes including Maurice Nicloux Prize from the French society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS-CGM, Gif sur Yvette, France

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