Nanotechnology. 2016 Apr 1;27(13):135101.

Detection of base-pair mismatches in DNA using graphene-based nanopore device.

Kundu S1, Karmakar SN.
  • 1Condensed Matter Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 064, India.

Abstract

We present a unique way to detect base-pair mismatches in DNA, leading to a different epigenetic disorder by the method of nanopore sequencing. Based on a tight-binding formulation of a graphene-based nanopore device, using the Green’s function approach we study the changes in the electronic transport properties of the device as we translocate a double-stranded DNA through the nanopore embedded in a zigzag graphene nanoribbon. In the present work we are not only successful in detecting the usual AT and GC pairs but also a set of possible mismatches in the complementary base pairing.

PMID: 26894508; DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/13/135101

 

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