Design of Oligonucleotide Arrays at Interfaces

The surface attachment and detection of DNA probes are essential in the design of nucleic acid-based biosensors. A new strategy for the covalent immobilization of single-stranded oligonucleotides on gold-covered planar supports is presented. Optimization of the surface d. in the resulting DNA arrays permits a high hybridization efficiency to be achieved. Surface plasmon resonance and, for the first time, ATR-FTIR spectroscopy are used to follow in situ the oligonucleotide layer formation and the subsequent complementary strand hybridization. Such well-defined, covalently immobilized oligonucleotide arrays can find application in the development of novel DNA-based sensors for mutation detection and gene mapping as well as in studies of nucleic acid-ligand interactions. [on SciFinder (R)]

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Langmuir, 15, 13, 4317-4320

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