Design of a gold nanoprobe for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase gene (lasB)†

farhangi, alireza and Peymani, Amir and Ahmadpour Yazdi, Hosein (2020) Design of a gold nanoprobe for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase gene (lasB)†. royal society of chemistry.

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Nosocomial infections are one of the major health problems that increase mortality. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the important causes of nosocomial infections. This bacterium has a gene called the lasB gene, the product of which is a zinc-dependent metalloprotease. This gene plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas spp. This pathogen is highly toxic and destroys tissues and also has a moderating effect on the immune system; on the other hand, it initiates the intracellular pathway of biofilm growth. Although there are methods such as molecular methods for identifying the lasB gene, due to the high cost and the need for specialized personnel, it is necessary to replace them with an appropriate method. In this study, a gold nanoparticle-based DNA diagnostic sensor sensitive to the aggregation states of gold nanoparticles was used to identify amplified and non-amplified lasB genes. The results of the experiment were evaluated both visually and spectrally. The minimum detection value of this method was 10 ng of the amplified lasB gene and 50 ng of the non-amplified lasB gene. This method is very fast, simple, easy and low cost.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > research center > mmrc
Depositing User: mmrc research portal
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2022 08:41
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2022 08:41
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9787

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