Quantum-dot aptamer beacons for the detection of proteins

Matthew Levy, Sean F. Cater, Andrew D. Ellington

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Seeing thrombin in real time. Quantum-dot aptamer beacons provide for the sensitive detection of protein targets, such as thrombin, as well as nucleic acid targets and offer the promise of simplified, multiplex detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2163-2166
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005


  • Aptamer beacons
  • Nucleic acids
  • Proteins
  • Quantum dots
  • Signaling aptamers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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