A label-free hairpin aptamer probe for colorimetric detection of adenosine triphosphate based on the anti-aggregation of gold nanoparticles.

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Summary of "A label-free hairpin aptamer probe for colorimetric detection of adenosine triphosphate based on the anti-aggregation of gold nanoparticles."

A facile and rapid colorimetric approach was described for selective and sensitive determination of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) based on a hairpin aptamer probe and the anti-aggregation of AuNPs. Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) can induce the aggregation of AuNPs due to the electrostatic interaction causing a red to blue color change. Upon the addition of ATP, aptamer-based hairpin probe is opened and releases flexible ssDNA ends. The released flexible ssDNA ends can interact with PDDA and prevent PDDA-induced AuNPs aggregation. Thus, a visible color change from blue to red and a decrease in the absorption ratio (A/A) are observed. Under the optimal conditions, the hairpin aptamer-based colorimetric assay exhibits high sensibility and selectivity for the detection of ATP with a detection limit of 1.7 nM. Moreover, this assay is successfully used in the rapid determination of ATP in spiked human serum samples with good recoveries in the range of 102.88 to 104.07%.


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Name: Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy
ISSN: 1873-3557
Pages: 122-127


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