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Talanta. 2014 Apr;121:229-33. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2013.12.039. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

Electrochemiluminescence aptasensor for adenosine triphosphate detection using host-guest recognition between metallocyclodextrin complex and aptamer.

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1
Department of Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, PR China.
2
Department of Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, PR China. Electronic address: pghe@chem.ecnu.edu.cn.

Abstract

A sensitive and label-free electrochemiluminescence (ECL) aptasensor for the detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) was successfully designed using host-guest recognition between a metallocyclodextrin complex, i.e., tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-β-cyclodextrin [tris(bpyRu)-β-CD], and an ATP-binding aptamer. In the protocol, the NH2-terminated aptamer was immobilized on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by a coupling interaction. After host-guest recognition between tris(bpyRu)-β-CD and aptamer, the tris(bpyRu)-β-CD/aptamer/GCE produced a strong ECL signal as a result of the photoactive properties of tris(bpyRu)-β-CD. However, in the presence of ATP, the ATP/aptamer complex was formed preferentially, which restricted host-guest recognition, and therefore less tris(bpyRu)-β-CD was attached to the GCE surface, resulting in an obvious decrease in the ECL intensity. Under optimal determination conditions, an excellent logarithmic linear relationship between the ECL decrease and ATP concentration was obtained in the range 10.0-0.05 nM, with a detection limit of 0.01 nM at the S/N ratio of 3. The proposed ECL-based ATP aptasensor exhibited high sensitivity and selectivity, without time-consuming signal-labeling procedures, and is considered to be a promising model for detection of aptamer-specific targets.

KEYWORDS:

Adenosine triphosphate; Aptasensor; Electrochemiluminescence; Host–guest recognition; Metallocyclodextrin

PMID:
24607132
DOI:
10.1016/j.talanta.2013.12.039
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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