One-pot synthesis of polythiol ligand for highly bright and stable hydrophilic quantum dots toward bioconjugate formation

Sergey V Dezhurov, Dmitry V Krylsky, Anastasia V Rybakova, Sagila A Ibragimova, Pavel P Gladyshev, Alexey A Vasiliev and Oleg S Morenkov

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Keywords: nano


A fast and efficient one-pot synthesis of thiol-terminated poly(vinylpirrolidone-co-maleic anhydride-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) based heterobifunctional polymer (PTVP) has been developed. The polymer was used for the modification of quantum dots (QDs) to prepare water soluble and stable QDs with emission quantum yield as high as 80%. Using carbodiimide method, PTVP-capped red light-emitting QDs were conjugated to model monoclonal antibodies specific to glycoprotein B (gB) of Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV) and successfully used in the lateral flow assay (LFA) for the detection of ADV gB in biological fluids. A comparative analysis of the sensitivity of the method was carried out using three types of QDs emitting in the red and far-red region

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