Enhancement in fluorescence response by a quencher for amiloride upon binding to thymine opposite an abasic site in a DNA duplex

Yusuke Sato, Jing Tian, Toshiki Ichihashi, Yuka Chinda, Zhiai Xu, Yuanfeng Pang, Seiichi Nishizawa, Norio Teramae

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Abstract

By using iodide (I-) as a quencher, we successfully improve the fluorescence response of amiloride when binding to thymine opposite an AP site in a 21-meric DNA duplex. From fluorescence measurements, as compared to the NaCl solutions, the addition of NaI as a quencher as well as salt to adjust the ionic strength effectively suppresses the background fluorescence from unbound amiloride in a solution. The Stern-Volmer analysis shows that the bound amiloride to the nucleobase at the AP site is unexposed to NaI quencher. Therefore the high signal-to-background fluorescence response of amiloride is obtained. Such enhancement in fluorescence response of amiloride by using the quencher can provide the significant improvement of the detection limit for DNA duplexes carrying T target base. The method presented in this study is simple and effective. The present method could be applicable to other detection system where microenvironment of fluorophores changes at a recognition event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume675
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Abasic site
  • DNA-binding ligand
  • Fluorescence
  • Quencher
  • Single-nucleotide mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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