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Yong Huang, Jie Tan, Lijie Cui, Zhide Zhou, Sufang Zhou, Zhenghua Zhang, Rong Zheng, Yewei Xue, Mengxin Zhang, Shanshan Li, Nixuan Zhu, Jintao Liang, Guiyin Li, Liping Zhong, Yongxiang Zhao
Cholesterol is an essential ingredient in mammals, and serum cholesterol is a major component of atherosclerotic plaques. The level of cholesterol in human serum has become an important index for clinical diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease. In this paper, a simple and ultrasensitive cholesterol biosensor based on graphene oxide (GO) and gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) co-mediated enzymatic silver deposition was designed by immobilizing cholesterol oxidase (CHOD), cholesterol esterase (CHER) and GO onto the surface of Au NPs modified screen-printed carbon electrode (SPE)...
November 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Islem Gandouzi, Mihaela Tertis, Andreea Cernat, Amina Bakhrouf, Maria Coros, Stela Pruneanu, Cecilia Cristea
The design and development of an electrochemical sensor for the sensitive and selective determination of pyoverdine, a virulence factor secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, bacteria involved in nosocomial infections is presented in this work. The presence of pyoverdine in water and body fluids samples can be directly linked to the presence of the Pseudomonas bacteria, thus being a nontoxic and low cost marker for the detection of water pollution as well as for the biological contamination of other media. The sensor was elaborated using layer-by-layer technique for the deposition of a graphene‑gold nanoparticles composite film on the graphite-based screen printed electrode, from aqueous suspension...
December 5, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
Nan Li, Egor M Larin, Kagan Kerman
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) plays an essential role in regulating corticosteroid hormone production, which has important functions in a myriad of critical physiological functions. In this proof-of-concept study, a miniaturized immunosensor was developed for the highly sensitive detection of ACTH using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in connection with disposable screen-printed gold electrodes (SPGEs). A film of 3,3'-dithiobis[sulfosuccinimidylpropionate] (DTSSP) was prepared to immobilize anti-ACTH antibodies covalently on the nanostructured SPGE surface...
December 7, 2017: Sensors
Zahra Aghili, Navid Nasirizadeh, Adeleh Divsalar, Shahram Shoeibi, Parichehreh Yaghmaei
Early detection of Parkinson's disease (PD), as a dangerous neurodegenerative disease, is a key factor in the therapy or prevention of further development of this disease. We developed an electrochemical nanobiosensor for early detection of PD based on the quantification of circulating biomarker, miR-195. Exfoliated graphene oxide (EGO) and gold nanowires (GNWs) were used to modify the surface of screen-printed carbon electrode. A single-strand thiolated probe was designed for specific hybridization with target miRNA (miR-195), and doxorubicin was used as an electrochemical indicator for differential pulse voltammetry measurements...
December 7, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Isao Shitanda, Misaki Momiyama, Naoto Watanabe, Tomohiro Tanaka, Seiya Tsujimura, Yoshinao Hoshi, Masayuki Itagaki
A novel paper-based biofuel cell with a series/parallel array structure has been fabricated, in which the cell voltage and output power can easily be adjusted as required by printing. The output of the fabricated 4-series/4-parallel biofuel cell reached 0.97±0.02 mW at 1.4 V, which is the highest output power reported to date for a paper-based biofuel cell. This work contributes to the development of flexible, wearable energy storage device.
October 2017: ChemElectroChem
Amit Kumar Pandey, Yudhishthir Singh Rajput, Rajan Sharma, Dheer Singh
An electrochemical aptasensor for detection of trace amounts of aflatoxin M1 was developed. This required immobilization of aptamer on screen printed gold electrode comprising of working electrode, counter electrode and reference electrode and was achieved by sequentially layering dithiodipropionic acid, streptavidin and biotinylated-tetraethylene glycol-aptamer. Immobilization of aptamer was monitored by cyclic voltammetry. Peak current in square wave voltammogram was inversely related to logarithmic concentration of aflatoxin M1...
2017: Applied Nanoscience
Jivago Serrado Nunes, Nelson Castro, Sergio Gonçalves, Nélson Pereira, Vitor Correia, Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
The market for interactive platforms is rapidly growing, and touchscreens have been incorporated in an increasing number of devices. Thus, the area of smart objects and devices is strongly increasing by adding interactive touch and multimedia content, leading to new uses and capabilities. In this work, a flexible screen printed sensor matrix is fabricated based on silver ink in a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. Diamond shaped capacitive electrodes coupled with conventional capacitive reading electronics enables fabrication of a highly functional capacitive touchpad, and also allows for the identification of marked objects...
December 1, 2017: Sensors
Andrzej Chałupniak, Arben Merkoçi
Herein we present the application of a novel graphene oxide - polydimethylsiloxane (GO-PDMS) composite in reversible adsorption/desorption including detection of heavy metals. GO-PDMS was fabricated by simple blending of GO with silicon monomer in presence of tetrahydrofuran, followed by polymerization initiated upon curing agent addition. We found GO concentration, curing agent concentration, pH and contact time among the most important factors affecting the adsorption of Pb(II) used as a model heavy metal...
December 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Junqiao Lee, Ghulam Hussain, Craig E Banks, Debbie S Silvester
Screen-printed graphite electrodes (SPGEs) have been used for the first time as platforms to detect oxygen gas in room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). Up until now, carbon-based SPEs have shown inferior behaviour compared to platinum and gold SPEs for gas sensing with RTIL solvents. The electrochemical reduction of oxygen (O₂) in a range of RTILs has therefore been explored on home-made SPGEs, and is compared to the behaviour on commercially-available carbon SPEs (C-SPEs). Six common RTILs are initially employed for O₂ detection using cyclic voltammetry (CV), and two RTILs ([C₂mim][NTf₂] and [C₄mim][PF₆]) chosen for further detailed analytical studies...
November 26, 2017: Sensors
Shenguang Ge, Jinge Zhao, Shaopeng Wang, Feifei Lan, Mei Yan, Jinghua Yu
In this manuscript, a disposable paper-based analytical device comprised of a closed bipolar electrode (BPE) was fabricated for the ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) detection of intracellular H2O2 and the number of cancer cells. In this approach, wax printing was used to fabricated reaction zone, and carbon ink-based BPE and driving electrodes were screen-printed into the paper. AuPd nanoparticles (NPs), which served as a carrier of the capture aptamer and as the catalyst for the ECL reaction of luminol and H2O2, were used to modify the BPE...
November 21, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Donglei Jiang, Yan Liu, Hui Jiang, Shengqi Rao, Wu Fang, Mangang Wu, Limin Yuan, Weiming Fang
A novel screen-printed cell-based electrochemical sensor was developed to assess bacterial quorum signaling molecules, N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). Screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE), which possesses excellent properties such as low-cost, disposable and energy-efficient, was modified with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) to improve electrochemical signals and enhance the sensitivity. Rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) mast cells encapsulated in alginate/graphene oxide (NaAgl/GO) hydrogel were immobilized on the MWNTs/SPCE to serve as recognition element...
November 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Zihni Onur Uygun, Çağdaş Şahin, Merve Yilmaz, Yasemin Akçay, Ali Akdemir, Ferhan Sağin
The aim of this study is to develop a nanomaterial-dendrimer composite modified biosensor to detect Fetuin-A (HFA) in real blood samples. For this purpose, we designed an Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) based anti-Fetuin-A (Anti-HFA) modified biosensor system and tested in real blood samples. Chronoimpedance was also employed. The same samples were analyzed with ELISA and the results were compared for validation of the new system. Gold screen printed electrodes (AuSPE) were used as transducer. Firstly, a self-assembly monolayer (SAM) was formed on gold surface by 4-aminothiophenol (4-ATP), Fullerene and PAMAM-NH2 (G5), layers were formed, consecutively...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
Yeny Perdomo, Verónica Arancibia, Olimpo García-Beltrán, Edgar Nagles
A fast, sensitive, and selective method for the simultaneous determination of one pair of synthetic colorants commonly found mixed in food products, Amaranth (AM) and Tartrazine (TZ), based on their adsorption and oxidation on a screen-printed electrode (SPE) is presented. The variation of peak current with pH, supporting electrolyte, adsorption time, and adsorption potential were optimized using square wave adsorptive voltammetry. The optimal conditions were found to be: pH 3.2 (PBS), Eads 0.00 V, and tads 30 s...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
Aida Martin, Jayoung Kim, Jonas F Kurniawan, Juliane R Sempionatto, Jose R Moreto, Guangda Tang, Alan C Campbell, Andrew Shin, Min Yul Lee, Xiaofeng Liu, Joseph Wang
Despite tremendous recent efforts, non-invasive sweat monitoring is still far from delivering its early analytical promise. Here, we describe a flexible epidermal microfluidic detection platform fabricated through hybridization of lithographic and screen-printed technologies for efficient sweat sampling and continuous real-time electrochemical monitoring of sweat glucose and lactate levels. This soft, skin-mounted device judiciously merges lab-on-a-chip and electrochemical detection technologies, integrated with a miniaturized flexible electronic board for real-time wireless data transmission to a smart device...
November 20, 2017: ACS Sensors
Seng-Ho Song, Seong-Kyu Kang, Won-Jun Choi, Kyeong Min Kwak, Dong-Hoon Lee, Dyuk-Yoon Kang, Sang-Ha Lee
Background: Studies on the hematologic toxicity of ethylene glycol ethers in humans are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between exposure to solvents (containing 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol) and hematological effects. Methods: Thirty-four screen-printing workers who were exposed to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol and 37 non-exposed clerical workers were selected using data from the health care facilities that provided regular health screening services...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Pegah Hashemi, Hasan Bagheri, Abbas Afkhami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Tayyebeh Madrakian
In the present research, we have developed a novel label free aptasensor based on screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with three-dimensional magnetic reduced graphene oxide(3D-MRGO)/polyaniline(PA)/gold nanoparticle(AuNP) nanocomposite for impedimetric determination of cocaine. To achieve this goal, a specific thiolated cocaine aptamer was immobilized onto the surface of synthesized nanocomposite. The signaling mechanism of the proposed aptasensor was based on increase in the [Fe(CN)6]3-/4- charge transfer resistance (RCT) as an electrochemical probe in the presence of target analyte...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
Gonzalo Martínez-García, Elena Pérez-Julián, Lourdes Agüí, Naomí Cabré, Jorge Joven, Paloma Yáñez-Sedeño, José Manuel Pingarrón
A biosensor for 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-HB) involving immobilization of the enzyme 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase onto a screen-printed carbon electrode modified with reduced graphene oxide (GO) and thionine (THI) is reported here. After addition of 3-hydroxybutyrate or the sample in the presence of NAD⁺ cofactor, the generated NADH could be detected amperometrically at 0.0 V vs. Ag pseudo reference electrode. Under the optimized experimental conditions, a calibration plot for 3-HB was constructed showing a wide linear range between 0...
November 11, 2017: Biosensors
Carla Navarro Hernández, Daniel Martín-Yerga, María Begoña González-García, David Hernández-Santos, Pablo Fanjul-Bolado
Naratriptan, active pharmaceutical ingredient with antimigraine activity was electrochemically detected in untreated screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs). Cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry were used to carry out quantitative analysis of this molecule (in a Britton-Robinson buffer solution at pH 3.0) through its irreversible oxidation (diffusion controlled) at a potential of +0.75V (vs. Ag pseudoreference electrode). Naratriptan oxidation product is an indole based dimer with a yellowish colour (maximum absorption at 320nm) so UV-VIS spectroelectrochemistry technique was used for the very first time as an in situ characterization and quantification technique for this molecule...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Yonghong Wang, Yaohui Wu, Wen Liu, Lei Chu, Zhibin Liao, Wentao Guo, Gao-Qiang Liu, Xiaoxiao He, Kemin Wang
A new simple and highly sensitive electrochemical method for pyrophosphatase (PPase) activity detection was developed based on the peroxidase-like activity of G-quadruplex-Cu(2+) DNAzyme. In the absence of PPase, Cu(2+) could coordinate with pyrophosphate (PPi) to form Cu(2+)-PPi compound. While in the presence of PPase, it could destroy the coordinate compound because PPase catalyzed the hydrolysis of PPi into inorganic phosphate and produced free Cu(2+), which then could be coupled with G-rich DNA to form G-quadruplex-Cu(2+) DNAzyme...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Estefanía Núnez-Bajo, M Carmen Blanco-López, Agustín Costa-García, M Teresa Fernández-Abedul
This work describes the development and evaluation of a new electrochemical platform based on the sustainable generation of gold-nanoparticles on paper-based gold-sputtered electrodes. The disposable porous paper electrode is combined with screen-printed electrodes for ensuring a precise electrogeneration of nanoparticles and also for the evaluation of these simple, versatile and low-cost microfluidic devices. Two types of chromatographic paper with different thicknesses have been evaluated. Paper gold working electrodes modified with gold nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and cyclic voltammetry using potassium ferrocyanide as a common redox probe, showing an improved electrochemical performance when compared to bare gold electrodes...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
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