Temperature Control in Electrochemical DNA Sensing

Author(s): Martin Jacobsen, Gerd-Uwe Flechsig.

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 1 , Issue 4 , 2011

Become EABM
Become Reviewer


This paper reviews reports that have considered temperature as an important parameter in electrochemical DNA detection. Only a couple of years after the electrochemical activity of DNA had been discovered in 1958, oscillopolarography in a thermostated cell was applied to study thermal behavior of DNA double strands. DNA premelting was discovered and denaturation curve analysis established. Later it was found that heated electrodes allow simple and easy control over temperature during accumulation, hybridization, dehybridization, and detection. Electrochemical melting curve analysis has been reported recently as an alternative to the classic UV-spectrophotometric counterpart. Most recent developments include electrochemical real time PCR.

Keywords: DNA, electrochemical sensor, temperature, polymerase chain reaction, immobilization, hybridization, PCR amplification, thermocycler, UV-spectroscopy, spectroscopy

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2011
Page: [292 - 298]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1877946811101040292
Price: $25

Article Metrics

PDF: 3