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Min Sun Song, Seung Phill Choi, Jeewon Lee, Young Jik Kwon and Sang Jun Sim Real-Time, Sensitive, and Specific Detection of Promoter-Polymerase Interactions in Gene Transcription Using a Nanoplasmonic Sensor Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201203467

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Real-time, sensitive and specific analysis of gene transcription: The interactions between promoter and RNA polymerase that lead to gene transcription are monitored using Rayleigh light scattering of gold nanoparticle. We can simply detect which base pair of point-mutated promoter is important for the specific recognition by RNA polymerase. This is the first attempt to analyze transcription activity, based on the optical property of single gold nanoparticle.

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