Journal article

Optimisation of DNA hybridisation and toehold strand displacement from magnetic bead surfaces

Renzo A Fenati, Dmitriy Khodakov, Amanda V Ellis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY | INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Here, we present work on the improved hybridisation and release of specially designed pegylated double stranded DNA strands with a pendant toehold. For this forensically relevant DNA namely amelogenin (AMEL) (a sex determination gene) and the human c-fms (macrophage colony-stimulating factor) proto-oncogene for the CSF-1 receptor (CSF1PO) short tandem repeat (STR) were employed. Magnetic beads functionalised with oligonucleotide capture probes with complementarity to the dsDNA PCR product toehold were fabricated. Characterisation of the beads was achieved through dynamic light (DLS) scattering and attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy showing success..

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