Magnetic bead-based DNA detection with multi-layers quantum dots labeling for rapid detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7.Biosens Bioelectron. 2008 Dec 01; 24(4):558-65.BB
This work demonstrated the feasibility of detecting 250zM Escherichia coli O157:H7 eaeA target DNA by using a magnetic bead-based DNA detection assay with designed labeling strategy within 40-60min. The magnetic beads were used as the solid support for the binding probe and isolated the target DNA from the sample. The detection signals could be amplified from the multi-layers biotin-streptavidin conjugated quantum dots based on binding with specific designed biotinlyted linker. This assay method would provide a simple, rapid, and ultra-sensitive detection method for DNA or other biomolecular analysis.