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DNA templated fluorescent gold nanoclusters reduced by Good’s buffer: from blue emitting seeds to red and near infrared emitters
(NRC Research Press, 2015-01-22)
DNA-templated fluorescent gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) have been recently prepared showing higher photostability than the silver counterpart. In this work, we examined the effect of pH, DNA length, DNA sequence, and reducing ...
Towards understanding of poly-guanine activated fluorescent silver nanoclusters
(Institute of Physics, 2014-03-18)
It has been recently reported that the fluorescence of some DNA-templated silver nanoclusters (AgNCs) can be significantly enhanced upon by hybridizing with a partially complementary DNA containing a G-rich overhang near ...
DNA-Length-Dependent Fluorescence Signaling on Graphene Oxide Surface
Fluorescence energy transfer to graphene oxide is studied using covalently linked DNA probes ranging from 4 to 70 base pairs. The characteristic distance and mechanism of energy transfer are reported.
Aptamer-Functionalized Hydrogel Microparticles for Fast Visual Detection of Mercury(II) and Adenosine
(American Chemical Society, 2012-04-25)
With a low optical background, high loading capacity, and good biocompatibility, hydrogels are ideal materials for immobilization of biopolymers to develop optical biosensors. We recently immobilized mercury and lead binding ...
Light-Activated Metal-Coordinated Supramolecular Complexes with Charge-Directed Self-Assembly
(American Chemical Society, 2013-02-21)
Metal-coordinated materials are attractive for many applications including catalysis, sensing, and controlled release. Adenine and its derivatives have been widely used to generate many coordination complexes, polymers, ...
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, ...
Correlation of photobleaching, oxidation and metal induced fluorescence quenching of DNA-templated silver nanoclusters
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-04-07)
Few-atom noble metal nanoclusters have attracted a lot of interest due to their potential applications in biosensor development, imaging and catalysis. DNA-templated silver nanoclusters (AgNCs) are of particular interest ...
DNA stabilized silver nanoclusters for ratiometric and visual detection of Hg2+ and its immobilization in hydrogels
DNA oligomers are particularly interesting templates for making silver nanoclusters (AgNCs) as different emission colors can be obtained by varying the DNA sequence. Many AgNCs have been used as Hg2+ sensors since Hg2+ ...
Functional nucleic acids for detecting bacteria
(De Gruyter, 2013-01-31)
Bacterial infection represents one of the leading causes of disease and death, and as such, bacterial detection is an important step in managing infectious diseases. The current protocol requires growing cell cultures, ...