New paper in Biosensor and Bioelectronics – Lysozyme detection on aptamer functionalized graphene-coated SPR interfaces

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Our new paper with our colleagues at IRI on Lysozyme detection on aptamer functionalized graphene-coated SPR interfaces will be published in the december issue of Biosensor and Bioelectronics. (link)

Abstract
The paper reports on a surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based approach for the sensitive and selective
detection of lysozyme. The SPR sensor consists of a 50 nm gold film coated with a thin film of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) functionalized with anti-lysozyme DNA aptamer. The SPR chip coating with rGO matrix was achieved through electrophoretic deposition of graphene oxide (GO) at 150 V. Electrophoretic deposition resulted in partial reduction of GO to rGO with a thickness depending on the deposition time.
For very short time pulses of 20 s, the resulting rGO film had a thickness of several nanometers and was appropriate for SPR sensing. The utility of the graphene-based SPR sensor for the selective and sensitive detection of proteins was demonstrated using lysozyme as model protein. Functionalization of rGO matrix with anti-lysozyme DNA aptamer through π-stacking interactions allowed selective SPR detection of lysozyme. The graphene-based SPR biosensor provides a means for the label-free, concentration-dependent and selective detection of lysozymes with a detection limit of 0.5 nM.
 
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