Aptamers (2022), Vol 6, in press
Published online: 26 September 2022
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Aron A Shoara and Philip E Johnson*
Department of Chemistry and Centre for Research on Biomolecular Interactions, York University, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
*Correspondence to: Philip Johnson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 1 416 736 2100 x33119
Received: 22 June 2022 | Revised: 03 September 2022 | Accepted: 26 September 2022
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Intrinsic fluorescence analysis is a sensitive technique to gain insight about aptamer-small molecule interactions. Employing fluorescence properties of the ligand, the binding affinities of the aptamer-ligand complex can be quantified in the nM to mM range with great accuracy and precision. Here, we present a detection method for aptamer-ligand binding analysis that is based on the inherent fluorescence of the ligand. Further, we discuss how to optimize and resolve some common experimental challenges.
KEYWORDS: Aptamers, fluorometry, fluorescence properties, binding affinity