Oligonucleotide-based luminescent detection of metal ions

Edmond Dik Lung MA*, Daniel Shiu Hin Chan, Bradley Yat Wah Man, Chung Hang Leung

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Metal ions are prevalent in biological systems and are critically involved in essential life processes. However, excess concentrations of metals can pose a serious danger to living organisms. Oligonucleotides represent a versatile sensing platform for the detection of various molecular entities including metal ions. This review summarizes the recent advances in the development of oligonucleotide-based luminescent detection methods for metal ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-1003
Number of pages18
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • analytical methods
  • luminescence
  • metal ions
  • oligonucleotides
  • sensors


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