Glycated albumin precipitation using aptamer conjugated magnetic nanoparticles.Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 01; 10(1):10716.SR
To develop a strategy for the elimination of prefibrillar amyloid aggregates, a three-step non-modified DNA aptamer conjugation on silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles was carried out to achieve aptamer conjugated on MNP (Ap-SiMNP). Prefibrillar amyloid aggregates are generated under a diabetic condition which are prominently participated in developing diabetic complications. The binding properties of candidate DNA aptamer against serum albumin prefibrillar amyloid aggregates (AA20) were verified using electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) and surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy (SPR) analysis. The chloro-functionalized silica-coated MNPs were synthesized then a nano-targeting structure as aptamer conjugated on MNP (Ap-SiMNP) was constructed. Finally, Ap-SiMNP was verified for specific binding efficiency and AA20 removal using an external magnetic field. The candidate aptamer showed a high binding capacity at EMSA and SPR analysis (KD = 3.4 × 10─9 M) and successfully used to construct Ap-SiMNP. Here, we show a proof of concept for an efficient bio-scavenger as Ap-SiMNP to provide a promising opportunity to consider as a possible strategy to overcome some diabetic complications through specific binding/removal of toxic AA20 species.