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ABSTRACT: We newly synthesized a nucleobase-binding ligand, ND-DOTA, in which 2-amino-5,7-dimethyl-1,8-naphthyridine (ND) was conjugated with 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DOTA) via an amide linker, and found that its terbium(III) complex (ND-DOTA-Tb) showed green emission based on an energy transfer from the naphthyridine moiety to Tb3+. The blue emission of ND-DOTA was selectively quenched by adding abasic site-containing DNA duplexes that have pyrimidine bases opposite to the abasic site. In contrast, at the same excitation wavelength, ND-DOTA-Tb showed green emission independently of the bases opposite to the abasic site. Thus, a mixed solution of ND-DOTA and ND-DOTA-Tb enabled the luminescence-based colorimetric discrimination of single-nucleotide transversions with the naked eye at a single excitation wavelength.
- Bioengineering Laboratory
Вако, Saitama, Japan