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Several fluorescence signal amplification strategies have been developed for sensitive detection of T4 polynucleotide kinase (T4 PNK) activity, but they need fluorescence dye labeled DNA probe. We have addressed the limitation and report here a label-free strategy for sensitive detection of PNK activity by coupling DNA strand displacement reaction with(More)
Several fluorescence methods have been developed for sensitive detection of PNK activity based on signal amplification techniques, but they need fluorescently labeled DNA probes and superabundant assistant enzymes. We have addressed these limitations and report here a label-free and enzyme-free amplification strategy for sensitively and specifically(More)
As a universal tumor biomarker, research on the activity and inhibition of telomerase is of great importance for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Although the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) has served as a powerful assay for detecting telomerase activity, its application has been significantly limited by amplification related errors and(More)
Sensitive and reliable study of the activity of polynucleotide kinase (PNK) and its potential inhibitors is of great importance for biochemical interaction related to DNA phosphorylation as well as development of kinase-targeted drug discovery. To achieve facile and reliable detection of PNK activity, we report here a novel fluorescence method for PNK assay(More)
Since the level of human telomerase RNA (hTR) in tumor cells is higher than that in normal somatic cells, the quantitative assay of hTR is of significant importance in tumor diagnosis. Herein, graphene oxide (GO) was simultaneously exploited as a fluorescence quencher and a carrier of nucleic acid to successfully deliver two hairpin DNA probes of(More)
Herein, the conformational switch of G-rich oligonucleotide (GDNA) demonstrated the obvious functional switch of GDNA which was found to significantly affect the fluorescence of the in-situ synthesized DNA/silver nanocluster (DNA-AgNC) in homogeneous solution. We envisioned that the allosteric interaction between GDNA and DNA-AgNC would be possible to be(More)
A label-free and enzyme-free amplification protocol has been proposed for studying endonuclease activity and inhibition on the basis of the enzyme-digested product triggered hybridization chain reaction (HCR). Three hairpin oligonucleotides were designed as probes which could not open or hybridize with each other at room temperature until the initiator DNA(More)
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