Rapid and effective diagnosis of communicable disease is one of the critical issues of the modern society, especially for detecting different targets at the same time. In this work, a grafting homogenous electrochemical biosensing strategy is proposed by integrating of reverse proximity ligation and exonuclease III (Exo III) assisted target circulation to analyze hepatitis B (HBV) and human immunodeficiency (HIV). Specially, a two-wing nanodevice (TWD) with two detection paths is elaborately designed based on analogous proximity ligation assay. The reverse proximity ligation process provides a new way of signal conversion and amplification, what accomplished by demolishing the TWD in the presence of targets. Meanwhile, a vast number of signal probes are released via Exo III assisted target circulation. Then the signal probes are grafted on the universal sensing interface, which is decorated with graftable tetrahedron DNA (GTD). These lead to a highly amplified electrochemical signal. Compared with the conventional strategies, the grafting homogenous electrochemical biosensing strategy not only achieves convenient sensitive detection of multiple communicable diseases DNA simultaneously, but also performs well in the detection of sole target. This strategy effectively decreases the background, homogenizes the distribution of probes, and avoids the complex and time-consuming modification process of the working electrode, which holds great potential application in early diagnosis for communicable disease in the future.Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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