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DNA Adsorption, Desorption, and Fluorescence Quenching by Graphene Oxide and Related Analytical Application
(University of Waterloo, 2011-09-20)
Graphene is a single layer of graphite with many unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. In addition, graphene is also known to adsorb wide range of biomolecules including single-stranded DNA. On the other ...
In Vitro Selection of New DNAzymes as Metal Biosensors
(University of Waterloo, 2015-06-26)
In vitro selection of metal-specific DNAzymes has been shown to be a powerful method to obtain biosensors for metal ion detection. With 14 independent in vitro selection experiments using each of the trivalent lanthanide ...
Oxidation Level-Dependent Zwitterionic Liposome Adsorption and Rupture by Graphene-based Materials and Light-Induced Content Release
Liposomes may be stably adsorbed or ruptured on graphene-based materials, depending on the oxidation state of graphene. IR-induced liposome leakage is achieved, since graphene oxide does not induce liposome leakage spontaneously.
Citrate inhibition of cisplatin reaction with DNA studied using fluorescently labeled oligonucleotides: implication for selectivity towards guanine
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-10-21)
The reaction between cisplatin and DNA is conveniently studied using fluorescently labeled oligonucleotides and gel electrophoresis; as an example of application, the inhibition of this reaction by citrate is demonstrated, ...
Comparison of Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide for DNA Adsorption and Sensing
(American Chemical Society, 2016-10-18)
Fluorescently labeled DNA adsorbed on graphene oxide (GO) is a well-established sensing platform for detecting a diverse range of analytes. GO is a loosely defined material and its oxygen content may vary depending on the ...
G-Quadruplex DNA for Fluorescent and Colorimetric Detection of Thallium(I)
(American Chemical Society, 2016-02-26)
Thallium is a highly toxic heavy metal, but its 495 nm FRET sensing is underexplored compared to its neighboring elements Blue in the periodic table: lead and mercury. Thallium has two " oxidation states. A DNAzyme-based ...
Liposome/Graphene Oxide Interaction Studied by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
(American Chemical Society, 2015-03-15)
The interaction between graphene oxide (GO) and lipid bilayers is important for fundamental surface science and many applications. In this work, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), cryo-TEM, and fluorescence spectroscopy ...
An Ultrasensitive Light-up Cu2+ Biosensor Using a New DNAzyme Cleaving a Phosphorothioate-Modified Substrate
(American Chemical Society, 2017-01-15)
Cu2+ is a very important metal ion in biology, environmental science, and industry. Developing biosensors for Cu2+ is a key topic in analytical chemistry. DNAzyme-based sensors are highly attractive:, for their excellent ...
Covalent linking DNA to graphene oxide and its comparison with physisorbed probes for Hg2+ detection
Graphene oxide (GO) has attracted extensive research interest as a platform for DNA adsorption and biosensor development. While most researchers use simple physisorption of fluorescently labeled DNA, covalent sensors are ...
A DNAzyme requiring two different metal ions at two distinct sites
(Oxford University Press, 2015-12-10)
Most previously reported RNA-cleaving DNAzymes require only a single divalent metal ion for catalysis. We recently reported a general trivalent lanthanide-dependent DNAzyme named Ce13d. This work shows that Ce13d requires ...