Bioconjugation of InGaP quantum dots for molecular sensing

Kumar, Parveen and Deep, Akash and Sharma, S.C. and Bharadwaj, L.M. (2012) Bioconjugation of InGaP quantum dots for molecular sensing. Analytical biochemistry, 421 (1). pp. 285-290. ISSN 0003-2697

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Fluorescence-based molecular sensing and cellular imaging are commonly carried out with the application of organic dyes. Quantum dots (QDs) are now recognized as better tools because they are brighter, size tunable, and more photostable than dyes. Most of the proposed QD-based biosensing systems involve elements of known toxicity. The present work reports the functionalization of biocompatible InGaPanS core-shell QDs with anti-bovine serum albumin (anti-BSA) to exploit them as fluorescent probes for antigen detection. Successful bioconjugation was characterized with the absorption and emission spectra showing blue shifts of around 40 and 30 nm, respectively. Gel electrophoresis and particle size distribution studies further confirmed the mass increment of QDs after their functionalization with anti-BSA. Surface plasmon resonance spectrometry has been used to study the affinity of QD-(anti-BSA) probes for bovine serum albumin (BSA). Photoluminescence quenching of the developed probe is observed in the presence of BSA. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quantum dots;Antibovine serum albumin;Bioconjugation; Molecular sensing
Subjects: CSIO > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Ms. J Shrivastav
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2012 23:13
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2012 23:13

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