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Production of chimeric mice is a useful tool for the elucidation of gene function. After successful isolation of embryonic stem (ES) cell lines, there are many methods for producing chimeras, including co-culture with the embryos, microinjection of the ES cells into pre-implantation embryos, and use of tetraploid embryos to generate the full ES-derived… (More)
This work designed a label-free strategy for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) detection of target DNA on a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) modified glass slide. Upon hybridization of the PNA with target DNA, the surface became negatively charged and allowed the absorption of silver ions on the DNA skeleton. After chemical reduction by hydroquinone,… (More)
We describe a novel signal-on electrochemical DNA (E-DNA) sensing platform based on target-catalyzed hairpin assembly. The thiolated modified molecular beacon 1 (MB1) was first immobilized onto the Au electrode (GE) surface and then target DNA hybridized to the MB1, the opened MB1 assembled with the ferrocene (Fc)-labeled molecular beacon 2 to displace the… (More)
A highly sensitive method was developed for detection of target DNA. This method combined circular strand-displacement polymerization (CSRP) with silver enhancement to achieve dual signal amplification. After molecular beacon (MB) hybridized with target DNA, the reporter gold nanoparticle (Au NPs) was attached to an electrode surface by hybridization… (More)
This work investigates the interaction of carbon nitride nanosheet (CNNS), a recently developed two-dimensional nanomaterial, with DNA and its fluorescence quenching mechanism on fluorophore labeled single-stranded DNA probes. The static quenching through the photoinduced electron transfer (PET) from the excited fluorophore to the conductive band of CNNS is… (More)
A novel strategy of dual signal amplification was developed using circular strand-replacement DNA polymerization with a molecular beacon as a switch and silver enhancement on magnetic nanoparticles for the specific Raman spectroscopic detection of DNA down to the sub-picomolar level.
A sensitive protocol for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) detection of thrombin is designed with R6G-Ag NPs as a signal tag by combining DNAzyme assistant DNA recycling and rolling circle amplification (RCA). Molecular beacon (MB) as recognition probe immobilizes on the glass slides and performs the amplification procedure. After thrombin-induced… (More)
A simple and universal method for ultrasensitive "signal on" detection of DNA was developed with a target-complementary arched structure to release assistant DNA, which was recycled with nicking endonuclease to amplify the detectable fluorescent signal of molecular beacons.
In this paper, we have demonstrated that europium oxide (Eu(2)O(3)) is a new type of active catalyst for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) growth under suitable conditions. Both random SWNT networks and horizontally aligned SWNT arrays are efficiently grown on silicon wafers. The density of the SWNT arrays can be altered by the CVD conditions. This… (More)
Increasing numbers of reports show that imprinted genes play a crucial role in fetal development, and uniparental embryos, which possess two paternally or two maternally derived pronuclei, are excellent tools for investigating the biological significance of imprinted genes. In the present study, to examine the in vitro developmental ability and expression… (More)