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Fluorescence Sensing of Nucleic Acid by Curcumin Encapsulated Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Based Nanocapsules.

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Summary of "Fluorescence Sensing of Nucleic Acid by Curcumin Encapsulated Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Based Nanocapsules."

In a novel approach, curcumin has been encapsulated inside Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Block-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) (F108) nanocapsules. FTIR spectra have indicated a type of hydrogen bonding and dipole interaction between curcumin and F108. Fluorescence and UV-visible absorption profiles of curcumin in nanocapsules have indicated location of curcumin in more hydrophobic microenvironment. The relative fluorescence yield has increased by 6 times in the nanocapsules, which renders them as more sensitive probes to be used later on in sensing study. Therefore, based on the functionality of curcumin as a fluorescent transducer, encapsulated curcumin is used in biomedical application as DNA and RNA sensing. Detection limits are detected as 50 μM and 60 μM for DNA and RNA respectively. Linear dynamic concentration range obtained in this proposed method is much higher than reported in literature. The interaction between the nanocapsules and targeted DNA/RNA molecules is further approved by zeta potential studies. Furthermore, the real interaction of DNA with the encapsulated curcumin is confirmed by the interaction of the adenine and cytosine nucleotides. This has been verified through zeta potential measurements. Moreover, our prepared nanocapsules has presented a high percentage recovery of DNA and RNA (96-101%). Finally, stability results have illustrated a high photostability of encapsulated curcumin, indicating that proposed nanocapsules can be considered as a stable sensor during measurement time.

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Name: Journal of fluorescence
ISSN: 1573-4994
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