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A novel microRNA assay with optical detection and enzyme-free DNA circuits
Author(s): Yuhui Liao; Xiaoming Zhou
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Paper Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) participate in the significant processes of life course, can be used as quantificational biomarkers for cellular level researches and related diseases. Conventional methods of miRNAs’ quantitative detection are obsessed with low sensitivity, time and labour consuming. Otherwise, the emerging miRNAs detection approaches are mostly exposed to the expensive equipment demands and the professional operation, remains at the stage of laboratory and concept demonstration phase. Herein, we designed a novel miRNAs detection platform that based on enzyme-free DNA circuits and electrochemical luminescence (ECL). MicroRNA21 was chosen as the ideal analyte of this platform. The whole process consists of enzyme-free DNA circuits and ECL signal giving-out steps, achieves advantages of operating in constant temperature condition, without the participation of the enzyme, preferable sensitivity and specificity. Through this approach, the sensitivity achieved at 10pM. It is indicated that this miRNAs detection platform possesses potentials to be an innovation of miRNA detection technologies in routine tests. Benefits of the high penetration of ECL in well-equipped medical establishment, this approach could greatly lessen the obstacles in process of popularization and possess excellent prospects of practical application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 92300E (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068716
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Yuhui Liao, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Xiaoming Zhou, South China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9230:
Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014)
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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