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Amplified detection of nucleic acid by G-quadruplex based hybridization chain reaction.
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PMID:  22739472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A protein-free, isothermal, self-amplified nucleic acid sensing system which was a G-quadruplex integrated hybridization chain reaction (GQ-HCR) system was developed. The G-quadruplex was closed two-thirds in the loop and one-third in the stem of one of the GQ-HCR hairpin probes. In the absence of the target molecule, the GQ-HCR probes stayed as inactive meta-stable hairpin structures and the G-quadruplex was inert. Reversely, the GQ-HCR probes could be cross-opened to start a hybridization chain reaction and the closed G-quadruplex could be released to be free when the GQ-HCR probes came across the target molecule. The GQ-HCR nucleic acid sensing system could detect as low as 7.5nM ssDNA or RNA by the colorimetric method and 4nM ssDNA by the fluorometric method. Less than 10 copies of dsDNA template could also be detected when PCR was combined with the GQ-HCR system (PCR+GQ-HCR). Because of these advantages, the GQ-HCR system was also studied for application in visual chip detection to obtain a satisfactory repeatable and specific result.
Juan Dong; Xin Cui; Yun Deng; Zhuo Tang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biosensors & bioelectronics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4235     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9001289     Medline TA:  Biosens Bioelectron     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Natural Products Research Center, Chengdu Institution of Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Sichuan, Chengdu 610041, PR China.
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