Influences of Probe’s Morphology for Metal Ion Detection Based on Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors
AbstractThe sensing mechanism of binding Hg2+ into thymine-thymine (T-T) mismatched base pairs was introduced into a light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) with anti-Hg2+ aptamer as the sensing units. Three kinds of T-rich single-strand DNA (ssDNA) chains with different spacer lengths, from 0 to 12 –CH2 groups, were designed to investigate surface charge and morphological effects on the LAPS’ output. First, by comparing the responding of LAPS modified with three kinds of ssDNA, it was found that the best performance for Hg2+ sensing was exhibited by the probe without –CH2 groups. The detection limit of Hg2+ ion was 1 ppt under the optimal condition. Second, the cooperative effects of surface charge and morphology on the output were observed by the controlled experiments. The two effects were the negative charge balanced by metal cations and the morphological changing caused by the formation of T-Hg2+-T structure. In conclusion, not only the influences of the aptamer probe’s morphology and surface charge was investigated on the platform of LAPS, but also sensing Hg2+ ions was achieved for the first time by the presented aptamer LAPS. View Full-Text
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Shao, C.; Zhou, S.; Yin, X.; Gu, Y.; Jia, Y. Influences of Probe’s Morphology for Metal Ion Detection Based on Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors. Sensors 2016, 16, 701.
Shao C, Zhou S, Yin X, Gu Y, Jia Y. Influences of Probe’s Morphology for Metal Ion Detection Based on Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors. Sensors. 2016; 16(5):701.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shao, Chen; Zhou, Shuang; Yin, Xuebo; Gu, Yajun; Jia, Yunfang. 2016. "Influences of Probe’s Morphology for Metal Ion Detection Based on Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors." Sensors 16, no. 5: 701.
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