Department of Chemistry
A novel dinuclear Ir(III) complex 5 was discovered to be specific to G-quadruplex DNA, and was utilized in a label-free G-quadruplex-based detection platform for transcription factor activity. The principle of this assay was demonstrated by using HIF-1α as a model protein. Moreover, this HIF-1α detection assay exhibited potential use for biological sample analysis.
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Nature Publishing Group
Link to Publisher's Edition
Lu, Lihua, Modi Wang, Zhifeng Mao, Tian-Shu Kang, Xiu-Ping Chen, Jin-Jian Lu, Chung-Hang Leung, and Dik Lung Ma. "A novel dinuclear iridium(III) complex as a G-quadruplex-selective probe for the luminescent switch-on detection of transcription factor HIF-1α." Scientific Reports 6 (2016): 22458.