Modification of polyacrylate sorbent coatings with carbodiimide crosslinker chemistry for sequence-selective DNA extraction using solid-phase microextraction†
Selective DNA extraction is immensely useful for the isolation and detection of low-abundance sequences. Oligonucleotide-modified substrates are often used to capture sequences of interest for downstream analysis. In this study, we explore the chemical modification of commercial-available polyacrylate solid-phase microextraction fibers for selective DNA analysis using carbodiimide crosslinker chemistry. Reproducible modification conditions are found and the fibers were subsequently applied for selective DNA analysis. Several experimental parameters such as stir-rate, desorption time, and buffer-type are optimized. The developed method was able to selectively extract the target DNA sequence (260 bp) in the presence of 100-fold excess interfering salmon testes DNA.