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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132052/aptamer-functionalized-capacitance-sensors-for-real-time-monitoring-of-bacterial-growth-and-antibiotic-susceptibility
#1
Namgyeong Jo, Bongjun Kim, Sun-Mi Lee, Jeseung Oh, In Ho Park, Kook Jin Lim, Jeon-Soo Shin, Kyung-Hwa Yoo
To prevent spread of infection and antibiotic resistance, fast and accurate diagnosis of bacterial infection and subsequent administration of antimicrobial agents are important. However, conventional methods for bacterial detection and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) require more than two days, leading to delays that have contributed to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here, we report an aptamer-functionalized capacitance sensor array that can monitor bacterial growth and antibiotic susceptibility in real-time...
November 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145073/target-induced-proximity-ligation-triggers-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-and-transcription-mediated-amplification-to-detect-tumor-derived%C3%A2-exosomes-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-high-sensitivity
#2
Wanli Liu, Jianpei Li, Yixian Wu, Shan Xing, Yanzhen Lai, Ge Zhang
Tumor-derived exosomes (TEXs) are extracellular vesicles that are continuously released into the blood by tumor cells and carry specific surface markers of the original tumor cells. Substantial evidence has implicated TEXs as attractive diagnostic markers for cancer. However, the detection of TEXs in blood at an early tumor stage is challenging due to their very low concentration. Here, we established a method called PLA-RPA-TMA assay that allows TEXs to be detected with high sensitivity and specificity. Based on two proximity ligation assay (PLA) probes that recognize a biomarker on a TEX, we generated a unique surrogate DNA signal for the specific biomarker, which was synchronously amplified twice by recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) coupled with transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), and then the products of the RPA-TMA reaction were quantitatively detected using a gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric assay...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145072/pyridoxamine-driven-selective-turn-off-detection-of-picric-acid-using-glutathione-stabilized-fluorescent-copper-nanoclusters-and-its-applications-with-chemically-modified-cellulose-strips
#3
Ravi Patel, Shilpa Bothra, Rajender Kumar, Guido Crisponi, Suban K Sahoo
The present work reports the interaction of various vitamin B6 cofactors with the red emitting glutathione stabilized copper nanoclusters (GSH-CuNCs). Addition of pyridoxamine (PM) resulted a new turn-on band at 410nm due to the possible adsorption over the surface of GSH-CuNCs. The nano-assembly PM-GSH-CuNCs was applied for the selective detection of nitro-aromatic compounds. Upon addition of picric acid (PA), the fluorescence of PM-GSH-CuNCs was selectively quenched at 410nm and ~ 625nm among the other tested nitro-aromatic compounds...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136590/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-quantitative-detection-of-hbeag-using-au-pd-mos2-mwcnts-nanocomposite-as-enzyme-mimetic-labels
#4
Zengqiang Gao, Yueyun Li, Xiaobo Zhang, Jinhui Feng, Ling Kong, Ping Wang, Zhiwei Chen, Yunhui Dong, Qin Wei
A sensitive sandwich-type electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) was successfully developed based on the gold@palladium nanoparticles (Au@Pd NPs) loaded by molybdenum disulfide functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (Au@Pd/MoS2@MWCNTs). The resultant nanocomposites not only possessed high specific surface area and good biocompatibility, but also exhibited excellent electro-catalytical property. Au NPs functionalized porous graphene oxide (p-GO@Au) were used as sensing platforms and primary antibodies carriers, which can accelerate the electron transfer and improve the load capacity of primary antibodies (Ab1), improving the sensitivity of the immunosensor...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128713/non-enzymatic-electrochemical-detection-of-glucose-with-a-disposable-paper-based-sensor-using-a-cobalt-phthalocyanine-ionic-liquid-graphene-composite
#5
Sudkate Chaiyo, Eda Mehmeti, Weena Siangproh, Thai Long Hoang, Hai Phong Nguyen, Orawon Chailapakul, Kurt Kalcher
We introduce for the first time a paper-based analytical device (PAD) for the non-enzymatic detection of glucose by modifying a screen-printed carbon electrode with cobalt phthalocyanine, graphene and an ionic liquid (CoPc/G/IL/SPCE). The modifying composite was characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The disposable devices show excellent conductivity and fast electron transfer kinetics...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149688/ultrahigh-sensitive-enhanced-electrochemiluminescence-detection-of-cancer-biomarkers-using-silica-nps-graphene-oxide-a-comparative-study
#6
Hamid Kooshki, Jamal Rashidiani, Mehdi Kamali, Hamid Sedighian, Mostafa Akbariqomi, Mansour Mansouri
The increasing progress in using nano-biomaterials for medical purposes has opened new horizons toward researchers around the globe. To investigate the presence of these nanomaterials and the impacts they might have, a comparative enhanced-electrochemiluminescence immunosensing study has been designed. The effects of utilizing graphene oxide, silica, and gold nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis were evaluated during the quantification of two major cancer biomarkers (CEA and AFP) in different approaches. In other words, first and second approaches were designed to employ nanomaterials while third and fourth approaches were developed in absence of those...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145074/ratiometric-electrochemical-assay-for-sensitive-detecting-microrna-based-on-dual-amplification-mechanism-of-duplex-specific-nuclease-and-hybridization-chain-reaction
#7
Yan-Hong Yuan, Bao-Zhu Chi, Shao-Hua Wen, Ru-Ping Liang, Zhi-Mei Li, Jian-Ding Qiu
We propose a ratiometric electrochemical assay for detecting microRNA (miRNA) on the basis of dual-amplification mechanism by using distinguishable electrochemical signals from thionine (Thi) and ferrocene (Fc). The thiol-modified and ferrocene-labeled hairpin capture probes (CP) are first immobilized on an Au electrode via Au-S reaction. The target miRNA hybridizes with CP and unfolding the hairpin structure of CP to form miRNA-DNA duplexes. Then, kamchatka crab duplex specific nuclease (DSN) specifically cleaves the DNA in miRNA-DNA duplexes, leading to the release of miRNA and another cleaves cycle, meanwhile, numerous Fc leaves away from the electrode surface and leads to the signal-off of Fc...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136589/nucleic-acid-aptamer-based-methods-for-diagnosis-of-infections
#8
REVIEW
Ki Soo Park
Infectious diseases are a serious global problem, which not only take an enormous human toll but also incur tremendous economic losses. In combating infectious diseases, rapid and accurate diagnostic tests are required for pathogen identification at the point of care (POC). In this review, investigations of diagnostic strategies for infectious diseases that are based on aptamers, especially nucleic acid aptamers, oligonucleotides that have high affinities and specificities toward their targets, are described...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127901/cerium-dioxide-doped-carboxyl-fullerene-as-novel-nanoprobe-and-catalyst-in-electrochemical-biosensor-for-amperometric-detection-of-the-cyp2c19-2-allele-in-human-serum
#9
Chengli Zhang, Junlin He, Yuchan Zhang, Jun Chen, Yilin Zhao, Yazhen Niu, Chao Yu
The disposition dose of clopidogrel is different in CYP2C19*2 gene carriers and non-carriers. High-dose clopidogrel has been recommended to overcome a low-responsiveness to clopidogrel in patients with the CYP2C19*2 gene. To guide the choice of clopidogrel dosage and catalyse a development in the field of personalized therapy, we developed an ultrasensitive electrochemical biosensor to detect CYP2C19*2 gene. We constructed a novel assay based on cerium dioxide (CeO2)-functionalized carboxyl fullerene (c-C60) supported by Pt nanoparticles (c-C60/CeO2/PtNPs) for signal amplification...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127898/capacitive-aptasensor-based-on-interdigitated-electrode-for-breast-cancer-detection-in-undiluted-human-serum
#10
Sunil K Arya, Pavel Zhurauski, Pawan Jolly, Marina R Batistuti, Marcelo Mulato, Pedro Estrela
We report the development of a simple and powerful capacitive aptasensor for the detection and estimation of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), a biomarker for breast cancer, in undiluted serum. The study involves the incorporation of interdigitated gold electrodes, which were used to prepare the electrochemical platform. A thiol terminated DNA aptamer with affinity for HER2 was used to prepare the bio-recognition layer via self-assembly on interdigitated gold surfaces. Non-specific binding was prevented by blocking free spaces on surface via starting block phosphate buffer saline-tween20 blocker...
November 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132051/high-purity-capture-of-ctcs-based-on-micro-beads-enhanced-isolation-by-size-of-epithelial-tumor-cells-iset-method
#11
Na Sun, Xinpan Li, Zhili Wang, Yuzhi Li, Renjun Pei
In this paper, we develop a low-cost size-based microfluidic chip using conventional polycarbonate membrane to isolate CTCs from blood, and propose a strategy to increase the capture efficiency before cell filtration by a size enlargement method utilizing modified microbeads specifically binding to CTCs. Up to 91% of target cells were isolated from whole blood samples using our microfluidic capture system at a flow rate of 1mL/min. Moreover, a WBC depletion process is introduced which greatly decreases the WBC retaining on the filter membrane...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128714/multiplex-immunoassays-using-virus-tethered-gold-microspheres-by-dc-impedance-based-flow-cytometry
#12
Jihun Rho, Woohyuk Jang, Inseong Hwang, Dahye Lee, Chang Heon Lee, Taek Dong Chung
Bead-based multiplex immunoassays for common use require enhanced sensitivity and effective prevention of non-specific adsorption, as well as miniaturization of the detection device. In this work, we have implemented virus-tethered gold microspheres for multiplex immunoassay applications, employing a DC impedance-based flow cytometer as a detection element. The advantages of virus-tethered gold microspheres, including excellent prevention of non-specific adsorption, are extended to signal enhancement arising from the large quantity of antibody loading on each virion, and to flexible movement of filamentous virus...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127900/a-reusable-ratiometric-electrochemical-biosensor-on-the-basis-of-the-binding-of-methylene-blue-to-dna-with-alternating-at-base-sequence-for-sensitive-detection-of-adenosine
#13
Lin Cui, Mengfei Lu, Ying Li, Bo Tang, Chun-Yang Zhang
We develop a reusable ratiometric electrochemical biosensor on the basis of the binding of methylene blue (MB) to DNA with alternating AT base sequence for sensitive detection of adenosine. We design a strand 1 with MB-modified thymine (T) base in the proximal 3' termini as the capture probe for its immobilization on the gold electrode and a 3' termini ferrocene (Fc)-modified aptamer for the recognition of adenosine. The hybridization of strand 1 with the aptamer leads to the formation of a double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and consequently the away of MB from the electrode surface and the close of Fc to the electrode surface, generating a small value of IMB/IFc (IMB and IFc are the peak currents of MB and Fc, respectively)...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125973/creation-of-antifouling-microarrays-by-photopolymerization-of-zwitterionic-compounds-for-protein-assay-and-cell-patterning
#14
Xiuhua Sun, Huaixin Wang, Yuanyuan Wang, Taijiang Gui, Ke Wang, Changlu Gao
Nonspecific binding or adsorption of biomolecules presents as a major obstacle to higher sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility in microarray technology. We report herein a method to fabricate antifouling microarray via photopolymerization of biomimetic betaine compounds. In brief, carboxybetaine methacrylate was polymerized as arrays for protein sensing, while sulfobetaine methacrylate was polymerized as background. With the abundant carboxyl groups on array surfaces and zwitterionic polymers on the entire surfaces, this microarray allows biomolecular immobilization and recognition with low nonspecific interactions due to its antifouling property...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125972/a-biolayer-interferometry-based-enzyme-linked-aptamer-sorbent-assay-for-real-time-and-highly-sensitive-detection-of-pdgf-bb
#15
Shunxiang Gao, Xin Zheng, Jihong Wu
Accurate, fast and sensitive detection of disease-specific protein biomarkers, especially in blood, urine, or other bodily fluids, is an important approach to achieve early disease diagnosis. Platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), a widely used biomarker, is involved in a substantial number of serious diseases, such as hepatic fibrosis, atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease and is often over-expressed in human malignant tumors. Therefore, the development of sensitive and specific detection methods for PDGF-BB is of great importance for the early diagnosis of disease and assessments of patient recovery...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149687/pyrrolidinyl-pna-polypyrrole-silver-nanofoam-electrode-as-a-novel-label-free-electrochemical-mirna-21-biosensor
#16
Tawatchai Kangkamano, Apon Numnuam, Warakorn Limbut, Proespichaya Kanatharana, Tirayut Vilaivan, Panote Thavarungkul
A label-free electrochemical miRNA biosensor was developed based on a pyrrolidinyl peptide nucleic acid (acpcPNA)/polypyrrole (PPy)/silver nanofoam (AgNF) modified electrode. The AgNF was electrodeposited as redox indicator on a gold electrode, which was then functionalized with an electropolymerized layer of PPy, a conducting polymer, to immobilize the PNA probes. The fabrication process was investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The biosensor was used to detect miRNA-21, a biomarker abnormally expressed in most cancers...
November 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136588/a-facile-way-to-fabricate-manganese-phosphate-self-assembled-carbon-networks-as-efficient-electrochemical-catalysts-for-real-time-monitoring-of-superoxide-anions-released-from-hepg2-cells
#17
Xuan Cai, Libo Shi, Wenqian Sun, Hongli Zhao, Hong Li, Haiyan He, Minbo Lan
Quantification of superoxide anions (O2(•-)) is significant in the monitoring of many serious diseases and the design of enzyme-mimic catalysts plays the main role in the development of non-enzymatic O2(•-) sensors. Herein, we proposed a facile self-assembly process to synthesize manganese phosphate modified carbon networks using three kinds of widely-used carbon materials (MWCNTs, NGS and GO) as pillar connectors. Characterizations demonstrate that manganese phosphate is widely dispersed inside and on the surface of carbon networks without visible morphology...
November 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128716/smartphone-based-bioanalytical-and-diagnosis-applications-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Suvardhan Kanchi, Myalowenkosi I Sabela, Phumlane Selby Mdluli, Inamuddin, Krishna Bisetty
A smartphone is a facile, handy-analytical device that makes our lives comfortable and stress-free in terms of health care diagnostic assessments. Due to recent advancements in the technology and the introduction of user friendly operating systems and applications, the smartphones have replaced laptops and desktop computers. Taking this fact into account, researchers have designed sensing systems which are more compatible with smartphones. Consequently, these devices are attracting the attention of researchers from fields such as telemedicine, biotechnology, chemical sciences and environmental sciences...
November 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127899/robust-immunosensing-system-based-on-biotin-streptavidin-coupling-for-spatially-localized-femtogram-ml-1-level-detection-of-interleukin-6
#19
Kaixin Zhang, Guozhen Liu, Ewa M Goldys
Detection of a very low amount of cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) in clinical fluids is important in biomedical research and clinical applications. Here, we demonstrate spatially-localized ultrasensitive (femtogram mL(-1)) level detection of IL-6 in serum and in cell culture media. Our approach is based on a sandwich immunosensor fabricated on the surface of an optical fibre. Firstly, the biotinylated IL-6 capture antibody was immobilized on the fibre surface by biotin-streptavidin coupling. Then the fabricated fibre was used for capturing IL-6 followed by exposure to detection antibody which was labeled with the fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles to report the signal...
November 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127897/highly-efficient-charge-transfer-in-co-co2p-schottky-junctions-embedded-in-nitrogen-doped-porous-carbon-for-enhancing-bioelectricity-generation
#20
Xin Xu, Shijie You, Liu Yang, Zipeng Xing, Siyu Pan, Zhuang Cai, Ying Dai, Jinlong Zou
Exploration of noble-metal free catalysts with high oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity and durability as alternatives for platinum/carbon (Pt/C) in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) remains a great challenge. This study reports the preparation of nitrogen-doped cobalt/cobalt phosphide/carbon (Co/Co2P/NC) catalysts via an in situ simultaneous doping/reduction method by using residual cornstalks as carbon source. Effects of carbonization temperature on structural characteristics and catalytic activity of Co/Co2P/NC catalysts are investigated...
November 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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