Anthracene-modified oligonucleotides as fluorescent DNA mismatch sensors: discrimination between various base-pair mismatches

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A fluorescent anthracene-tagged DNA probe has been shown to respond to various DNA sequences by changes to its emission signal upon duplex formation. The fluorescence response for duplexes containing a single mismatch near the anthracene site has been found to be very sensitive to its composition, with the emission signal increasing for a CA mismatch and decreasing for CT and CC mismatches.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number3-4
Early online date13 Apr 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • sensor, fluorescence, anthracene, SNP, DNA