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dc.titleCompetitive ELISA for a serologic test to detect dengue serotype-specific anti-NS1 IgGs using high-affinity UB-DNA aptamers
dc.contributor.authorMatsunaga, Ken-ichiro
dc.contributor.authorKimoto, Michiko
dc.contributor.authorLim, Vanessa Weixun
dc.contributor.authorThein, Tun-Linn
dc.contributor.authorVasoo, Shawn
dc.contributor.authorLeo, Yee-Sin
dc.contributor.authorSun, William
dc.contributor.authorHirao, Ichiro
dc.identifier.citationMatsunaga, Ken-ichiro, Kimoto, Michiko, Lim, Vanessa Weixun, Thein, Tun-Linn, Vasoo, Shawn, Leo, Yee-Sin, Sun, William, Hirao, Ichiro (2021-09-09). Competitive ELISA for a serologic test to detect dengue serotype-specific anti-NS1 IgGs using high-affinity UB-DNA aptamers. Scientific Reports 11 (1) : 18000. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractSerologic tests to detect specific IgGs to antigens related to viral infections are urgently needed for diagnostics and therapeutics. We present a diagnostic method for serotype-specific IgG identification of dengue infection by a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), using high-affinity unnatural-base-containing DNA (UB-DNA) aptamers that recognize the four categorized serotypes. Using UB-DNA aptamers specific to each serotype of dengue NS1 proteins (DEN-NS1), we developed our aptamer–antibody sandwich ELISA for dengue diagnostics. Furthermore, IgGs highly specific to DEN-NS1 inhibited the serotype-specific NS1 detection, inspiring us to develop the competitive ELISA format for dengue serotype-specific IgG detection. Blood samples from Singaporean patients with primary or secondary dengue infections confirmed the highly specific IgG detection of this format, and the IgG production initially reflected the serotype of the past infection, rather than the recent infection. Using this dengue competitive ELISA format, cross-reactivity tests of 21 plasma samples from Singaporean Zika virus-infected patients revealed two distinct patterns: 8 lacked cross-reactivity, and 13 were positive with unique dengue serotype specificities, indicating previous dengue infection. This antigen-detection ELISA and antibody-detection competitive ELISA combination using the UB-DNA aptamers identifies both past and current viral infections and will facilitate specific medical care and vaccine development for infectious diseases. © 2021, The Author(s).
dc.publisherNature Research
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY
dc.description.sourcetitleScientific Reports
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