By V. V. Didenko

The 1st complete therapy of power move (ET) nucleic acid probes. Hands-on specialists completely describe the entire significant probes, either fluorescence resonance power move (FRET)-based and non-FRET-based, and supply an entire set of suggestions to observe DNA and RNA reactions, together with hybridization, amplification, cleavage, folding, and institutions with proteins, different molecules, and steel ions. optimum layout techniques for custom designed ET probes are awarded, in addition to options for distance selection in protein-DNA complexes and the detection of topological DNA changes, mutations, DNA breaks and unmarried nucleotide polymorphisms. Merging paintings on nanotechnology, and fluorescent probes, authors describe intimately the layout and alertness of ET-using molecular units, resembling biosensors, molecular machines, and good judgment gates for molecular scale computation.

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1. Probe Labeling 1. Inserted amino-linker spacer: Uni-Link™ AminoModifier (BD-Clontech, Palo Alto, CA). 2. Linker for 5'-terminus labeling: TFA aminolinker (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA). 3. Linker for 3'-terminus labeling: 3'-amino-modifier C7 CPG (Glen Research, Sterling, VA). 4. Amine-reactive dye for accepter: FluoroLink™ Cy5 Mono Reactive Dye (Amersham Biosciences, Piscataway, NJ). 5. Amine-reactive dye for donor: amine-reactive BODIPY 493/503 (Molecular Probes, Eugene, OR). Detecting RNA/DNA Hybridization 45 Fig.

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