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Application of Electromodulated Fluorescence to the Study of the Dynamics of Single-Strand Oligonucleotides at Modified Gold Surfaces

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Author(s)

Lili Wang, Vitalii I. Silin, Adolfas K. Gaigalas, J L. Xia, G Gebeychu

Abstract

Single-strand oligonucleotides with fluorescein labels were immobilized on modified gold electrodes and the surface fluorescence intensity was measured as a function of the potential applied to the electrode. The potential consisted of a constant and sinusoidal parts. The fluorescence was detected synchronously with the sinusoidal component of the potential. Large variation in the electromodulated fluorescence (EmF) was observed as a function of the constant component of the applied potential. In the potential range - 0.2 to + 0.2 V (vs Ag/AgCl) the EmF signal was quasi-reversible. A model for surface fluorescence was applied to the analysis of the EmF in this potential range. The model assumed that the adsorption desorption process and quenching by the metal were the dominant mechanisms responsible for the observed EmF. For constant potential more negative than -0.5 V, the observed EmF response appeared to have a contribution from ssDNA in solution. This interpretation was suggested by comparison to EmF from solutions containing free fluorescein or labeled ssDNA. Large variation in the EmF response was observed for leectrodes modified with amine and carboxyl groups. This suggests that electrostatic interactions play a dominant role.
Citation
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume
248
Issue
2

Keywords

electromodulated fluorescence, gold electrode, single strand DNA

Citation

Wang, L. , Silin, V. , Gaigalas, A. , Xia, J. and Gebeychu, G. (2002), Application of Electromodulated Fluorescence to the Study of the Dynamics of Single-Strand Oligonucleotides at Modified Gold Surfaces, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created April 15, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017