Congratulations to Hua-Jie Chen for his paper accepted by Analytical Chemistry!

Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death in the world, which is closely associated with dyslipidemia. Dyslipidaemia is usually manifested as a relatively higher level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and lower level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Thus, the quantitative detection of the LDL and HDL particles is of great importance to predict the risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, the traditional methods can only indirectly reflect the HDL/LDL particle concentrations by detecting the cholesterol or proteins in HDL/LDL particles and are always laborious and time-consuming. Thus, the accurate and efficient approach for the detection of intact HDL and LDL particles is still lacking so far. We developed an enzyme- and isolation-free method to measure the concentration of HDL and LDL based on DNAzyme and hybridization chain reaction (HCR)-based signal amplification. This method can be used to directly and accurately detect the concentration of "actual" HDL and LDL particles instead of the cholesterol in HDL and LDL, with limits of detection of 10 and 30 mg/dL, respectively, which also satisfied the lipoprotein analysis in clinical samples. Therefore, this HCR-DNAzyme platform has great potential in clinical applications and health management.
发布日期:2021-04-10 15:36