Fluorogenic DNAzyme for F. nucleatum detection

Check out our latest DNAzyme, DT4, a trans-acting DNAzyme that can be activated by a thermally stable protein target which is unique to Fusobacterium nucleatum subspecies.

Our interest in detecting this human pathogenic bacterium resides with the fact that F. nucleatum is associated with many poor health conditions, such as gum disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and colorectal cancer.

Our efforts in demonstrating that DT4 can function as a fluorescent sensor in both human saliva and stool samples provides the opportunity to develop diagnostic platforms for F. nucleatum since thermally stable targets overcome the nuclease activity in biological samples.

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