TITLE

Sensitive fluorescent detection of Staphylococcus aureus using nanogold linked CdTe nanocrystals as signal amplification labels

AUTHOR(S)
Miao, Tinging; Wang, Zhouping; Li, Shuang; Wang, Xin
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Microchimica Acta;Mar2011, Vol. 172 Issue 3/4, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
sensitive fluorescent assay was developed for the detection of DNA specifically for Staphylococcus aureus. A sandwich-type detection system was fabricated by first immobilizing biotinylated capture DNA on avidin-modified wells of microplates, then hybridizing the capture DNA with one end of the target DNA, and then recognizing the other end of the target DNA with a signal probe labeled with CdTe nanocrystals and gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) at the 3′- and 5′-terminus, respectively. Hybridization was monitored by measuring the fluorescent intensity of the assembly. The experimental results demonstrated that the incorporation of Au-NPs in this detection system can significantly enhance the sensitivity and the selectivity because a single Au-NP can be loaded with hundreds of signal DNA probe strands modified with CdTe nanocrystals. Under the optimized conditions, a detection limit of 10 fmol of DNA per L can be achieved and at least 50 colony forming units of Staph. aureus per mL of sample can be detected. The method was assessed by analyzing real samples, and it was validated by comparing it to an official standard method. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
ACCESSION #
58606011

 

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