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Magnetic bead-gold nanoparticle hybrids probe based on optically countable gold nanoparticles with dark-field microscope for T4 polynucleotide kinase activity assay.

Tian Jin, Jiewen Zhang, Yuanfang Zhao, Xiaoting Huang, Chunyan Tan, Shuqing Sun, Ying Tan

Biosensors and Bioelectronics | Elsevier | Published : 2020


T4 polynucleotide kinase (T4 PNK) plays an essential role in DNA phosphorylation during the DNA repair process. Therefore, the sensitive, selective and convenient detection of T4 PNK activity is of great significance. In this work, we proposed a sensitive non-amplification strategy for the sensing of T4 PNK activity via dark field microscope (DFM) based on magnetic bead (MB)-gold nanoparticle (AuNP) hybrids probe, MB-dsDNA-AuNP (MDA). In the presence of T4 PNK, the 5'-OH termini of DNA are phosphorylated and cleaved into oligonucleotides by lambda exonuclease (λexo), resulting in the destruction of the MDA probe and the separation of AuNP from the MB. Through automatic counting of AuNPs from..

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