L-Cysteine capped Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots as a room temperature phosphorescence sensor for in-vitro binding assay of idarubicin and DNA


BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, vol.70, pp.345-350, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.03.055
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-350
  • Keywords: L-cysteine capped Mn doped ZnS quantum dots, Room temperature phosphorescence sensor, DNA, Idarubicin, DNA binding, ANTICANCER DRUG IDARUBICIN, SELECTIVE DETECTION, NANOCRYSTALS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


L-cysteine capped Mn doped ZnS quantum dots/Idarubicin (IDA) nanohybrids were used as novel room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) sensor to detect double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (ds-DNA)/drug interaction. IDA, anthracycline derivative anticancer drug, was adsorbed on the surface of the QDs as an electron acceptor to quench the RTP emission. The RTP intensity of QDs was quenched quickly upon addition of quencher and the reaction reached equilibrium within 2 min. The quenching mechanism of phosphorescence of Mn-doped ZnS QDs by IDA is a combined dynamic and static quenching. The static and dynamic quenching constants were found as 1.1 x 10(5) M-1 and 8.7 x 10(4) M-1, respectively. The addition of ds-DNA caused formation of ds-DNA/IDA complex and recovered the RTP signal of Mn-doped ZnS QDs, which allowed qualitative analysis. Under optimal conditions, RTP intensity of QDs/IDA nanohybrids increased linearly with the concentration of ds-DNA from -1.2 to 6.0 mu M. This method is simple, low cost and avoids from interferences. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.