Applications of DNA-nanozyme-based sensors
Since the discovery of the enzyme-like activities of nanomaterials, the study of nanozymes has become one of the most popular research frontiers of diverse areas including biosensors. DNA also plays a very important role in the construction of biosensors. Thus, the idea of combined applications of nanozymes with DNA (DNA-nanozyme) is very attractive for the development of nanozyme-based biosensors, which has attracted considerable interest of researchers. To date, many sensors based on DNA-functionalized or templated nanozymes have been reported for the detection of various targets and highly accelerated the development of nanozyme-based sensors. In this review, we summarize the main applications and advances of DNA-nanozyme-based sensors. Additionally, perspectives and challenges are also discussed at the end of the review.