Fluorescence assay based on the thioflavin T-induced conformation switch of G-quadruplexes for TET1 detection†
Ten-eleven translocation (TET) dioxygenase is of great significance in cytosine demethylation and in the control of cell differentiation and transformation. Herein, a fluorescence method has been developed for the highly sensitive detection of TET1, a member of the TET dioxygenase family. Based on the ThT-induced specific conformation of the G-quadruplex structure, the fluorescence signal decreased linearly with increasing TET1 concentration. The method shows potential clinical applications in the screening of TET protein inhibitors for anticancer drug discovery.