About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 473703, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/473703
Research Article

DNA Detection of Toxoplasma gondii with a Magnetic Molecular Beacon Probe via CdTe@Ni Quantum Dots as Energy Donor

1State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and Membrane Process, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300382, China
2School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300382, China

Received 24 March 2013; Accepted 14 June 2013

Academic Editor: Sebastian Mackowski

Copyright © 2013 Shichao Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Y. Wang, R. Hu, G. Lin, et al., “Functionalized quantum dots for biosensing and bioimaging and concerns on toxicity,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 2786–2799, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. A. M. Smith and S. Nie, “Semiconductor nanocrystals: structure, properties, and band gap engineering,” Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 190–200, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. X. Chi, D. Huang, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhou, Z. Yin, and J. Gao, “Nanoprobes for in vitro diagnostics of cancer and infectious diseases,” Biomaterials, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 189–206, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. A. Mandal, J. Nakayama, N. Tamai, V. Biju, and M. Isikawa, “Optical and dynamic properties of water-soluble highly luminescent CdTe quantum dots,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 111, no. 44, pp. 12765–12771, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. G. Jiang, A. S. Susha, A. A. Lutich, F. D. Stefani, J. Feldmann, and A. L. Rogach, “Cascaded FRET in conjugated polymer/quantum dot/dye-labeled DNA complexes for DNA hybridization detection,” ACS Nano, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 4127–4131, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Y. Li, L. Liu, X. Fang, J. Bao, M. Han, and Z. Dai, “Electrochemiluminescence biosensor based on CdSe quantum dots for the detection of thrombin,” Electrochimica Acta, vol. 65, pp. 1–6, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. D. Chen, G. Wang, and J. Li, “Interfacial bioelectrochemistry: fabrication, properties and applications of functional nanostructured biointerfaces,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, no. 6, pp. 2351–2367, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. Z. Deng, Y. Zhang, J. Yue, F. Tang, and Q. Wei, “Green and orange CdTe quantum dots as effective pH-sensitive fluorescent probes for dual simultaneous and independent detection of viruses,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 111, no. 41, pp. 12024–12031, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. K. E. Sapsford, T. Pons, I. L. Medintz et al., “Kinetics of metal-affinity driven self-assembly between proteins or peptides and CdSe-ZnS quantum dots,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, no. 31, pp. 11528–11538, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. S. C. Xu, M. Heng, Y. Q. Yang et al., “Fluorescence enhanced quantum dots: its synthesis, optical properties, and ecotoxicity research,” Advanced Materials Research, vol. 152-153, pp. 208–211, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. R. Freeman, J. Girsh, and I. Willner, “Nucleic acid/quantum dots (QDs) hybrid systems for optical and photoelectrochemical sensing,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 2815–2834, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. G. Chen, F. Song, X. Xiong, and X. Peng, “Fluorescent nanosensors based on Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET),” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. C.-W. Chi, Y.-H. Lao, Y.-S. Li, and L.-C. Chen, “A quantum dot-aptamer beacon using a DNA intercalating dye as the FRET reporter: application to label-free thrombin detection,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 3346–3352, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. P. Zhou, H. Zhang, R.-Q. Lin et al., “Genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from China,” Parasitology International, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 193–195, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. D. Sarah, A. Edith, and N. Tebello, “Synthesis and photophysical studies of CdTe quantum dot-monosubstituted Zinc phthalocyanine conjugates,” Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 367, pp. 173–181, 2011.
  16. I. Caraman, G. I. Rusu, and L. Leontie, “The photoluminescence of CdTe thin films in SnO2-CdS/CdTe-Ni solar cells thermally treated in CdCl2 solution,” Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1546–1550, 2007. View at Scopus
  17. S. D'Souza, E. Antunes, and T. Nyokong, “Synthesis and photophysical studies of CdTe quantum dot-monosubstituted zinc phthalocyanine conjugates,” Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 367, no. 1, pp. 173–181, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. T. Toyo'oka, H. P. Chokshi, R. G. Carlson, R. S. Givens, and S. M. Lunte, “Oxazole-based tagging reagents for analysis of secondary amines and thiols by liquid chromtography with fluorescence detection,” Analyst, vol. 118, no. 3, pp. 257–263, 1993. View at Scopus
  19. G. Krishnamurthy and R. Viswanatha, “Tunable infrared phosphors using Cu doping in semiconductor nanocrystals: surface electronic structure evaluation,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 4, pp. 409–415, 2013.