IMR Press / FBL / Volume 12 / Issue 12 / DOI: 10.2741/2425

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Open Access Article
A novel approach to Au nanoparticle-based identification of DNA nanoarrays
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1 Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnology Research Center, Waseda University, Waseda Tsurumaki-cho 513, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0041, Japan
2 Department of Electronical Engineering and Bioscience, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
3 Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
4 Kagami Memorial Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, Waseda University, 2-8-26 Nishi-waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
5 Institute of Microelectronics, 11 Science Park Road, 117685, Singapore
Academic Editor:Chang Ming Li
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2007, 12(12), 4773–4778;
Published: 1 May 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioarray chips and their biomedical applications)

The combination of electron beam lithography and gold nanoparticle-based detection method is subject to a novel high-resolution approach to detecting DNA nanoarrays. In this work, gold nanoparticle-based detection of DNA hybridization on nanostructured arrays is presented. The nanostructured arrays were created by electron beam lithography of a self-assembled monolayer. Amine groups, which are active moieties and are used for attachment of DNA, were introduced to the nanostructures, and the amine-modified structures were characterized by scanning Maxwell-stress microscopy (SMM) for seeing the modification process. The DNA probe covalently immobilized within the nanostructures was hybridized with a biotinylated target DNA. Streptavidin-gold conjugate was then bound to the biotin, thereby assembling inside the nanostructured arrays. The sequence-specific hybridization was imaged by atomic force microscopy (AFM). On the other hand, the activity of the DNA molecules within the nanostructured arrays was verified by fluorescence microscopy using streptavidin-Cy 5 conjugate instead of streptavidin-gold nanoparticles conjugate. On the basis of fluorescent detection, an alternative method has been developed for detection of DNA nanostructures, which will benefit the development of DNA chips.

Au nanoparticles
Silicon substrate
Self-assembled monolayer
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