TITLE

A new method for the detection of ATP using a quantum-dot-tagged aptamer

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, Zhang; Li, Guang; Zhang, Lan; Jiang, Junfeng; Li, Zhao; Peng, Zhihui; Deng, Le
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Nov2008, Vol. 392 Issue 6, p1185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between a quantum dot as donor and an organic fluorophore as acceptor has been widely used for detection of nucleic acids and proteins. In this paper, we developed a new method, characterized by 605-nm quantum dot (605QD) fluorescence intensity increase and corresponding Cy5 fluorescence intensity decrease, to detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The new method involved the use of three different oligonucleotides: 3′-biotin-modified DNA that binds to streptavidin-conjugated 605QD; 3′-Cy5-labelled DNA; and a capture DNA consisting of an ATP aptamer and a sequence which could hybridize with both 3′-biotin-modified DNA and 3′-Cy5-labelled DNA. In the absence of the target ATP, the capture DNA binds to 3′-biotin-modified DNA and 3′-Cy5-labelled DNA, bringing quantum dot and Cy5 into close proximity for greater FRET efficiency. When ATP is introduced, the release of the 3′-Cy5-labelled DNA from the hybridization complex took place, triggering 605QD fluorescence intensity increase and corresponding Cy5 fluorescence intensity decrease. Taken together, the virtue of FRET pair 605QD/Cy5 and the property of aptamer-specific conformation change caused by aptamer–ATP interaction, combined with the fluorescence intensity change of both 605QD and Cy5, provide prerequisites for simple and convenient ATP detection. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
ACCESSION #
34940174

 

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