Biosens Bioelectron 2020 Jan 15;147:111786. Epub 2019 Oct 15.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan, 250022, PR China.
Herein, a new "on-off-on" signal switch system combined triple helix molecular switch with efficient charge separation and transfer between different sensitization units was designed for the ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) determination of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Concretely, the initial "signal-on" state was obtained via the cascaded sensitization structure consisting of type-II CdTe@CdSe core-shell quantum dots (QDs), CdS QDs, and ZnO nanotubes, which were assembled on Au nanoparticles modified paper fibers with the aid of signal transduction probe (STP). Thereinto, the type-II CdTe@CdSe QDs with hole-localizing core and electron-localizing shell could enable the ultrafast charge transfer and retard the charge recombination, magnifying the initial photocurrent response and preserving the high efficiency of signal-switchable PEC aptasensing system. Read More