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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918231/highly-sensitive-surface-plasmon-resonance-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-hiv-related-dna-based-on-dynamic-and-structural-dna-nanodevices
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Wei Diao, Min Tang, Shijia Ding, Xinmin Li, Wenbin Cheng, Fei Mo, Xiaoyu Yan, Hongmin Ma, Yurong Yan
Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection is the key to reduce acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) mortality. In our research, an innovative surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensing strategy has been developed for highly sensitive detection of HIV-related DNA based on entropy-driven strand displacement reactions (ESDRs) and double-layer DNA tetrahedrons (DDTs). ESDRs as enzyme-free and label-free signal amplification circuit can be specifically triggered by target DNA, leading to the cyclic utilization of target DNA and the formation of plentiful double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) products...
September 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891335/development-of-dna-tetrahedron-based-drug-delivery-system
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Yue Hu, Zhou Chen, He Zhang, Mingkai Li, Zheng Hou, Xiaoxing Luo, Xiaoyan Xue
Nanocarriers of drugs have attracted significant attention to tackle the problems of drug resistance or nucleic acid drug delivery, which can optimize pharmaceutical parameters and enhance the cellular uptake efficiency. Nowadays, DNA nanostructure presents an opportunity in the field of nanomaterial due to its precise control in shape and size, excellent biocompatibility, as well as multiple sites for targeting decoration. DNA tetrahedron, which is stable and easily synthesized, is used for various applications, including nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, molecular diagnosis, targeting drug delivery, and so on...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835943/dna-tetrahedron-nanostructures-for-biological-applications-biosensors-and-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Nuli Xie, Shiyuan Liu, Xiaohai Yang, Xiaoxiao He, Jin Huang, Kemin Wang
With the rapid development of DNA nanotechnology, various DNA nanostructures with different shapes and sizes have been self-assembled using "bottom-up" fabrication strategies and applied to a wide range of fields such as biosensors, drug delivery and tools for molecular biology. As a classical and simple polyhedron, DNA tetrahedron can be easily synthesised by a one-step assembly. Due to the excellent biocompatibility and cellular permeability, it provides a universal and promising platform to construct a series of biosensors and drug delivery systems for living cells studies...
August 24, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812246/dna-tetrahedron-delivery-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-of-ht-29-colon-cancer-cells
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Guiyu Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Junen Yang
As a nano-sized drug carrier with the advantage of modifiability and proper biocompatibility, DNA tetrahedron (DNA tetra) delivery is hopeful to enhance the inhibitory efficiency of nontargeted anticancer drugs. In this investigation, doxorubicin (Dox) was assembled to a folic acid-modified DNA tetra via click chemistry to prepare a targeted antitumor agent. Cellular uptake efficiency was measured via fluorescent imaging. Cytotoxicity, inhibition efficiency, and corresponding mechanism on colon cancer cell line HT-29 were evaluated by MTT assay, cell proliferation curve, western blot, and flow cytometry...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810233/an-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-meca-gene-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Li Xu, Wen Liang, Yanli Wen, Lele Wang, Xue Yang, Shuzhen Ren, Nengqin Jia, Xiaolei Zuo, Gang Liu
Electrochemical DNA biosensor has unique advantages for on-site pathogenic microorganism detection, yet the detection of long DNA towards genome DNA (gDNA) analysis remains challenge. In this work, we report a novel electrochemical biosensor for the ultrasensitive analysis of mecA DNA on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genome, using a multi-signal probes (MSP) system. The MSP consists of 7 biotin-labelled signal probes that will combine to the target DNA in a prehybridization step, and then the complex will be captured by a DNA tetrahedron structure probe (TSP) on the electrode surface...
August 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780455/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-mixed-ligands-organotin-iv-complexes-of-1-10-phenanthroline-and-l-proline-physicochemical-characterization-dft-calculations-chemotherapeutic-potential-validation-by-in-vitro-dna-binding-and-nuclease-activity
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Mala Nath, Mridula, Ranjana Kumari
Diorganotin(IV) and triphenyltin(IV) derivatives of L-proline (HPro) having general formula R2Sn(Pro)2 (R=n-Bu (1), Ph (2)) and Ph3Sn(Pro) (3), respectively, and the mixed ligands di-/triorganotin(IV) derivatives of L-proline and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) with general formula [R2Sn(Pro)(Phen)Cl] and [R3Sn(Pro)(Phen)] (where R=Me (4 and 7), n-Bu (5 and 8), Ph (6 and 9)), respectively, have been synthesized by microwave-assisted method and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, NMR ((1)H, (13)C and (119)Sn) and DART-mass spectral studies...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723114/simultaneous-imaging-of-three-tumor-related-mrnas-in-living-cells-with-a-dna-tetrahedron-based-multicolor-nanoprobe
#7
Song Wang, Mengchan Xia, Jie Liu, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang
We constructed a DNA tetrahedron based multicolor nanoprobe, which could simultaneously imaging of three tumor-related mRNAs in living cells through fluorescence restoration caused by competitive chain replacement reaction. The oligonucleotides used to construct the tetrahedron were extended by adding three 21-base recognition sequences modified with different fluorophores (FAM, Cy3, and Cy5) in the 5' end. Three 11-base complementary sequences modified with quencher (BHQ1 for FAM and BHQ2 for Cy3 and Cy5) were hybridized with the recognition sequences to quench the fluorescence...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645043/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-behavior-of-dna-tetrahedrons-as-tumor-targeting-nanocarriers-for-doxorubicin-delivery
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Ji Hee Kang, Kyoung-Ran Kim, Hyukjin Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn, Young Tag Ko
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a versatile material with high applicability and inherent biocompatibility. L-DNA, the perfect mirror form of the naturally occurring D-DNA, has been used in DNA nanotechnology. It has thermodynamically identical properties to D-DNA, is capable of self-assembly and bio-orthogonal base-pairing, and is resistant to nuclease activity. We previously constructed an L-DNA tetrahedron (L-Td) and found that this nanostructure has remarkably higher capacity for cell penetration than its natural counterpart (D-Td)...
September 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548485/clinically-relevant-detection-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-dna-antibody-nanostructures
#9
Jinping Wang, May Ching Leong, Eric Zhe Wei Leong, Win Sen Kuan, David Tai Leong
Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) is a pathogenic bacterium and a major cause of community-acquired pneumonia that could be fatal if left untreated. Therefore, rapid and sensitive detection of SP is crucial to enable targeted treatment during SP infections. In this study, DNA tetrahedron (DNA TH) with a hollow structure is anchored on gold electrodes to construct an electrochemical immunosensor for rapid detection of pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) peptide and SP lysate from synthetic and actual human samples...
June 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537380/a-dna-tetrahedron-nanoprobe-with-controlled-distance-of-dyes-for-multiple-detection-in-living-cells-and-in-vivo
#10
Na Li, Meimei Wang, Xiaonan Gao, Zhengze Yu, Wei Pan, Hongyu Wang, Bo Tang
Multicomponent quantitative detection in living samples is becoming increasingly important; however, the current detection strategy may cause fluorescence self-quenching and reduce the sensitivity of detection. To solve the problem, we develop a DNA tetrahedral nanoprobe to control the dyes distance for simultaneous detection of multiple analytes. Compared to mesoporous silica nanoparticles based nanoprobes, the DNA tetrahedral nanoprobes display enhanced fluorescence intensities due to partially avoiding the fluorescence resonance energy transfer...
June 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482032/structure-and-conformational-dynamics-of-scaffolded-dna-origami-nanoparticles
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Keyao Pan, William P Bricker, Sakul Ratanalert, Mark Bathe
Synthetic DNA is a highly programmable nanoscale material that can be designed to self-assemble into 3D structures that are fully determined by underlying Watson-Crick base pairing. The double crossover (DX) design motif has demonstrated versatility in synthesizing arbitrary DNA nanoparticles on the 5-100 nm scale for diverse applications in biotechnology. Prior computational investigations of these assemblies include all-atom and coarse-grained modeling, but modeling their conformational dynamics remains challenging due to their long relaxation times and associated computational cost...
June 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471159/self-assembled-dna-tetrahedral-scaffolds-for-the-construction-of-electrochemiluminescence-biosensor-with-programmable-dna-cyclic-amplification
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Qiu-Mei Feng, Yue-Hua Guo, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
A novel DNA tetrahedron-structured electrochemiluminescence (ECL) platform for bioanalysis with programmable DNA cyclic amplification was developed. In this work, glucose oxidase (GOD) was labeled to a DNA sequence (S) as functional conjugation (GOD-S), which could hybridize with other DNA sequences (L and P) to form GOD-S:L:P probe. In the presence of target DNA and a help DNA (A), the programmable DNA cyclic amplification was activated and released GOD-S via toehold-mediated strand displacement. Then, the obtained GOD-S was further immobilized on the DNA tetrahedral scaffolds with a pendant capture DNA and Ru(bpy)3(2+)-conjugated silica nanoparticles (RuSi NPs) decorated on the electrode surface...
May 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435250/sl2b-aptamer-and-folic-acid-dual-targeting-dna-nanostructures-for-synergic-biological-effect-with-chemotherapy-to-combat-colorectal-cancer
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Pengchao Sun, Nan Zhang, Yafang Tang, Yanan Yang, Xiao Chu, Yongxing Zhao
DNA nanostructures prepared by self-assembly possess good stability, high biocompatibility, and low immunogenicity as drug delivery vehicles. In this work, DNA tetrahedron (TD) was constructed and modified with SL2B aptamer (S) and folic acid (F). TD possessed a small diameter (~6 nm) and entered into the nucleus quickly. SL2B aptamer can inhibit cancer cell growth by disturbing vascular endothelial growth factor/Notch signaling pathways. To explore the effect of SL2B number on colorectal cancer inhibition, SL2B multimers (dimer, trimer, and tetramer) were constructed by functionalization of TD with different numbers of SL2B...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328200/fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-based-dna-tetrahedron-nanotweezer-for-highly-reliable-detection-of-tumor-related-mrna-in-living-cells
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Lei He, Dan-Qing Lu, Hao Liang, Sitao Xie, Can Luo, Miaomiao Hu, Liujun Xu, Xiaobing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Accurate detection and imaging of tumor-related mRNA in living cells hold great promise for early cancer detection. However, currently, most probes designed to image intracellular mRNA confront intrinsic interferences arising from complex biological matrices and resulting in inevitable false-positive signals. To circumvent this problem, an intracellular DNA nanoprobe, termed DNA tetrahedron nanotweezer (DTNT), was developed to reliably image tumor-related mRNA in living cells based on the FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) "off" to "on" signal readout mode...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080251/tetrahedral-dna-nanoparticle-vector-for-intracellular-delivery-of-targeted-peptide-nucleic-acid-antisense-agents-to-restore-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-cefotaxime-resistant-escherichia-coli
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John Benedict Readman, George Dickson, Nick G Coldham
The bacterial cell wall presents a barrier to the uptake of unmodified synthetic antisense oligonucleotides, such as peptide nucleic acids, and so is one of the greatest obstacles to the development of their use as therapeutic anti-bacterial agents. Cell-penetrating peptides have been covalently attached to antisense agents, to facilitate penetration of the bacterial cell wall and deliver their cargo into the cytoplasm. Although they are an effective vector for antisense oligonucleotides, they are not specific for bacterial cells and can exhibit growth inhibitory properties at higher doses...
June 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960393/ultrasensitive-and-multiple-disease-related-microrna-detection-based-on-tetrahedral-dna-nanostructures-and-duplex-specific-nuclease-assisted-signal-amplification
#16
Fang Xu, Haifeng Dong, Yu Cao, Huiting Lu, Xiangdan Meng, Wenhao Dai, Xueji Zhang, Khalid Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Shahid Mahboob
A highly sensitive and multiple microRNA (miRNA) detection method by combining three-dimensional (3D) DNA tetrahedron-structured probes (TSPs) to increase the probe reactivity and accessibility with duplex-specific nuclease (DSN) for signal amplification for sensitive miRNA detection was proposed. Briefly, 3D DNA TSPs labeled with different fluorescent dyes for specific target miRNA recognition were modified on a gold nanoparticle (GNP) surface to increase the reactivity and accessibility. Upon hybridization with a specific target, the TSPs immobilized on the GNP surface hybridized with the corresponding target miRNA to form DNA-RNA heteroduplexes, and the DSN can recognize the formed DNA-RNA heteroduplexes to hydrolyze the DNA in the heteroduplexes to produce a specific fluorescent signal corresponding to a specific miRNA, while the released target miRNA strands can initiate another cycle, resulting in a significant signal amplification for sensitive miRNA detection...
December 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746274/self-assembled-mirror-dna-nanostructures-for-tumor-specific-delivery-of-anticancer-drugs
#17
Kyoung-Ran Kim, Hyo Young Kim, Yong-Deok Lee, Jong Seong Ha, Ji Hee Kang, Hansaem Jeong, Duhee Bang, Young Tag Ko, Sehoon Kim, Hyukjin Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn
Nanoparticle delivery systems have been extensively investigated for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs over the past decades. However, it is still a great challenge to overcome the drawbacks of conventional nanoparticle systems such as liposomes and micelles. Various novel nanomaterials consist of natural polymers are proposed to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of anticancer drugs. Among them, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has received much attention as an emerging material for preparation of self-assembled nanostructures with precise control of size and shape for tailored uses...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698647/novel-fe-ii-and-co-ii-complexes-of-natural-product-tryptanthrin-synthesis-and-binding-with-g-quadruplex-dna
#18
Yi-Ning Zhong, Yan Zhang, Yun-Qiong Gu, Shi-Yun Wu, Wen-Ying Shen, Ming-Xiong Tan
Tryptanthrin is one of the most important members of indoloquinoline alkaloids. We obtained this alkaloid from Isatis. Two novel Fe(II) and Co(II) complexes of tryptanthrin were first synthesized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses show that these complexes display distorted four-coordinated tetrahedron geometry via two heterocyclic nitrogen and oxygen atoms from tryptanthrin ligand. Binding with G-quadruplex DNA properties revealed that both complexes were found to exhibit significant interaction with G-quadruplex DNA...
2016: Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435955/dynamic-modulation-of-dna-hybridization-using-allosteric-dna-tetrahedral-nanostructures
#19
Ping Song, Min Li, Juwen Shen, Hao Pei, Jie Chao, Shao Su, Ali Aldalbahi, Lihua Wang, Jiye Shi, Shiping Song, Lianhui Wang, Chunhai Fan, Xiaolei Zuo
The fixed dynamic range of traditional biosensors limits their utility in several real applications. For example, viral load monitoring requires the dynamic range spans several orders of magnitude; whereas, monitoring of drugs requires extremely narrow dynamic range. To overcome this limitation, here, we devised tunable biosensing interface using allosteric DNA tetrahedral bioprobes to tune the dynamic range of DNA biosensors. Our strategy takes the advantage of the readily and flexible structure design and predictable geometric reconfiguration of DNA nanotechnology...
August 16, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417153/nanostructured-luminescently-labeled-nucleic-acids
#20
REVIEW
Larry J Kricka, Paolo Fortina, Jason Y Park
Important and emerging trends at the interface of luminescence, nucleic acids and nanotechnology are: (i) the conventional luminescence labeling of nucleic acid nanostructures (e.g. DNA tetrahedron); (ii) the labeling of bulk nucleic acids (e.g. single-stranded DNA, double-stranded DNA) with nanostructured luminescent labels (e.g. copper nanoclusters); and (iii) the labeling of nucleic acid nanostructures (e.g. origami DNA) with nanostructured luminescent labels (e.g. silver nanoclusters). This review surveys recent advances in these three different approaches to the generation of nanostructured luminescently labeled nucleic acids, and includes both direct and indirect labeling methods...
March 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
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