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A T7 exonuclease-RCA dual amplification system for high-sensitivity and high-selectivity analysis of microRNA

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Abstract

We developed a novel microRNA (miRNA) detection method with high-sensitivity and high-selectivity, based on rolling circle amplification (RCA) and the T7 exonuclease-assisted cyclic enzymatic amplification method. T4 DNA ligase is responsible for the selectivity, RCA enables the target miRNA to trigger DNA replication, and T7 Exo hydrolyzes the signal probe to further enhance the signal. This approach can detect miRNA with concentrations as low as 7 fM and can distinguish different miRNAs in the same family. In practical applications, this scheme can distinguish cancer cells by determining their let-7b miRNA content. This sensitive and selective detection scheme could therefore be used for early clinical diagnosis of cancers like those of the liver and lung.

Graphical abstract: A T7 exonuclease-RCA dual amplification system for high-sensitivity and high-selectivity analysis of microRNA

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The article was received on 01 Nov 2018, accepted on 01 Apr 2019 and first published on 03 Apr 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY02383B
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2019, Advance Article

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    A T7 exonuclease-RCA dual amplification system for high-sensitivity and high-selectivity analysis of microRNA

    Y. Xu, Y. Li, H. Zhou, X. Mei, J. Ye, W. Chen and Y. Kang, Anal. Methods, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8AY02383B

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