In combination with an electrode modified with an abasic site-containing DNA duplex, flavins selectively bind to thymine with a useful electrochemical response, and flavins could be successfully utilized for detection of thymine-related mutations. The abasic site provides hydrophobic microenvironments for the hydrogen bond-forming ligands can recognize the specific target base in the DNA duplex, which is detected by the difference in the electrochemical response.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series (2004)|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Jan 1|
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