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An investigation into the influence of secondary structures for DNA hybridization using surface plasmon resonance and surface-enhanced Raman scattering
Author(s): J.-N. Yih; K.-C. Chiu; F.-C. Chien; W.-Y. Chen; S.-J. Chen
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Paper Abstract

This study utilizes a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensing to investigate the influence of secondary structures on the DNA hybridization and a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrum to yield analytical data regarding the structure of the oligonucleotides. It is found that the SPR angular shifts associated with the three pairs of 60mer oligonucleotides with prominent secondary structures are lower than those observed for the two pairs of oligonucleotides with no obvious secondary structures. It is also determined that increasing the DNA hybridization temperature from 35 oC to 45 oC reduces secondary structure effects. On the hybridization with mixture target oligonucleotides, the SPR results demonstrate that secondary structures interfere significantly. Although the kinetics of biomolecular interaction analysis is performed by using SPR sensor, the structural information of the oligonucleotides can not observed directly. The SERS spectrum provides the structural information of the oligonucleotides with silver colloidal nanoparticles adapted as a Raman active substrate. Also, the detection limit of the DNA Raman signal has been successfully improved to reach sub-micro molarity of DNA concentration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6099, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine III, 609906 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647449
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J.-N. Yih, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
K.-C. Chiu, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
F.-C. Chien, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
W.-Y. Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
S.-J. Chen, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6099:
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine III
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Joseph R. Lakowicz; Zygmunt Gryczynski, Editor(s)

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