Enhanced fluorescent resonant energy transfer of DNA conjugates complexed with surfactants and divalent metal ions

Taeseok Oh, Jae Young Choi, Michael (Mike) Heller

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Dimerization and resultant quenching of donor and acceptor dyes conjugated on DNA causes loss of fluorescent resonant energy transfer (FRET) efficiency. However, when complexed with surfactants and divalent metal ions, sheathing effects insulate and shield the DNA structures, reducing dimerization and quenching which leads to significant enhancement of FRET efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2371-2375
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 21 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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