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Electroanalytical platform for nereistoxin-related insecticides detection based on DNA conformational switching and exonuclease III assisted target recycling

Abstract

In this work, an electroanalytical platform for nereistoxin (NRT)-related insecticides detection is proposed on the basis of NRT induced DNA conformational switching and exonuclease III (Exo III) assisted target recycling. NRT-related insecticides were first hydrolyzed and converted into NRT with two thiol groups (-SH). And then, cytosine-Ag+-cytosine (C-Ag+-C) mismatch was adopted to induce a blunt-ended hairpin configuration of HP DNA. In the presence of converted NRT, it could uptake Ag+ from HP to change its conformation from a hairpin to single-stranded structure (HP ssDNA). Thereafter, the obtained HP ssDNA was further hybridized with H1 hairpin probe on the electrode surface to trigger the Exo III cleavage process, releasing HP ssDNA for recycling and left the G-quadruplex fragment of H1, which was used for hemin/G-quadruplex complex formation. The reversible redox of Fe(III)/Fe(II) of hemin gave a remarkable electrochemical response for quantitative determination of the NRT-related insecticides. As an analytical model, a low detection limit of 3.9 ng/L and wide linear range of 0.01-1500 μg/L with excellent selectivity was achieved for cartap detection. The proposed method also displayed great applicability for cartap detection in agricultural products.

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The article was received on 11 Oct 2019, accepted on 03 Dec 2019 and first published on 04 Dec 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9AN02029B
Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Electroanalytical platform for nereistoxin-related insecticides detection based on DNA conformational switching and exonuclease III assisted target recycling

    S. Xie, C. Tang, H. Liu, T. Zhang, Y. Tang, L. Teng and J. Zhang, Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9AN02029B

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