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The application of polythiol molecules for protein immobilisation on sensor surfaces
Cranfield University, Cranfield MK34 0AL, Beds, England.
Cranfield University, Cranfield MK34 0AL, Beds, England.
Siemens AG Munich, Corp Technology, D-81739 Munich, Germany.
Cranfield University, Cranfield MK34 0AL, Beds, England.
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2010 (English)In: Biosensors & bioelectronics, ISSN 0956-5663, E-ISSN 1873-4235, Vol. 25, no 5, 1049-1055 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The immobilisation of bio-receptors on transducer surfaces is a key step in the development of biosensors. The immobilisation needs to be fast, cheap and most importantly should not affect the biorecognition activity of the immobilised receptor. The development of a protocol for biomolecule immobilisation onto a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor surface using inexpensive polythiol compounds is presented here. The method used here is based on the reaction between primary amines and thioacetal groups, formed upon reaction of o-phthaldialdehyde (OPA) and thiol compounds. The self-assembled thiol monolayers were characterised using contact angle and XPS. The possibility to immobilise proteins on monolayers was assessed by employing BSA as a model protein. For the polythiol layers exhibiting the best performance, a general protocol was optimised suitable for the immobilisation of enzymes and antibodies such as anti-prostate specific antigen (anti-PSA) and anti Salmonella typhimurium. The kinetic data was obtained for PSA binding to anti-PSA and for S. typhimurium cells with a detection limit of 5 x 10(6) cells mL(-1) with minimal non-specific binding of other biomolecules. These findings make this technique a very promising alternative for amine coupling compared to peptide bond formation. Additionally, it offers opportunity for immobilising proteins (even those with low isoelectric point) on neutral polythiol layers without any activation step. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. , 2010. Vol. 25, no 5, 1049-1055 p.
Keyword [en]
Biosensor; SPR; Thiol monolayer; Detection; Salmonella; PSA
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65161DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2009.09.030ISI: 000273945800016OAI: diva2:395063
Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-02-04 Last updated: 2013-10-04

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