4 years ago

Label-free detection for SNP using AIE probes and carbon nanotubes

Label-free detection for SNP using AIE probes and carbon nanotubes
We design a label-free optical platform for SNP detection by using aggregation-induced emission (AIE) active molecule DSAI as the probe and water-soluble carbon nanotubes as the selective platform via the fluorescent quenching effect. In the presence of DNA, DSAI molecules aggregate on DNA through the intercalation and the electrostatic interaction as well as the hydrophobic interaction, resulting in the strong fluorescence in the solution. In order to distinguish the wild-DNA from the single nucleotide mutated-DNA, we induce the water-soluble carbon nanotubes as the effective fluorescent quenching material. The interactions between DSAI and wild-DNA are rather strong, thus DSAI molecules cannot be hauled out from wild-DNA and the fluorescence stays still. While the interactions between DSAI and single nucleotide mutated-DNA are relatively weak, and several DSAI molecules can be hauled out from the single nucleotide mutated-DNA by the water-soluble carbon nanotubes through the strong electrostatic interaction, leading to the partial fluorescent quenching in the solution. Therefore, the detection of SNP in the random DNA sequence could be realized by using AIE probes and carbon nanotubes.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0925400517310754

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.