Label-free bioelectronic detection of point mutation by using peptide nucleic acid probes

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KERMAN K., OZKAN D. , Kara P. , ERDEM A., MERIC B., NIELSEN P., ...Daha Fazla

ELECTROANALYSIS, cilt.15, ss.667-670, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/elan.200390084
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.667-670


An electrochemical hybridization biosensor based on peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes with a label-free protocol is described. The detection of PNA-DNA and DNA-DNA hybridizations were accomplished based on the oxidation signal of guanine by using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) at carbon paste electrode (CPE). It was observed that the oxidation signals of guanine obtained from the PNA and DNA probe modified CPEs were higher than those obtained from the PNA-DNA and DNA-DNA hybrid modified CPEs due to the accessible unbound guanine bases. The detection of hybridization between PNA probe and point mutation containing DNA target sequences was clearly observed due to the difference of the oxidation signals of guanine bases, because the point mutation was guanine nearly at the middle of the sequence. The effect of the DNA target concentration on the hybridization signal was also observed. The PNA probe was also challenged with excessive and equal amount of noncomplementary DNA and also mixtures of point mutation and target DNA.