Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA) Assemblies
Document Type Article
Poster for 2008 BNC Research Review
PNA is a synthetic DNA analog that contains the nucleic acid bases adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine on a neutral peptide-like backbone. LNA (locked nucleic acid) is a synthetic DNA analog in which the 2’-oxygen is linked to the 4’-carbon via a methylene unit, rendering the monomer more conformationally stable than that of DNA.