Organic electrochemical transistor based immunosensor for prostate specific antigen (PSA) detection using gold nanoparticles for signal amplification
Abbreviated Journal Title
Prostate cancer; Conducting polymer; Organic electronics; Gold; nanoparticle; Immunosensor; SURFACE-PLASMON RESONANCE; BIOLOGICAL SENSORS; LABELS; IMMUNOASSAY; MICROELECTRODES; BIOSENSORS; ANTIBODY; PH; Biophysics; Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Chemistry, Analytical; Electrochemistry; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
We demonstrated a highly sensitive organic electrochemical transistor (OECT) based immunosensor with a low detection limit for prostate specific antigen/alpha 1-antichymotrypsin (PSA-ACT) complex. The poly(styrenesulfonate) doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT:PSS) based OECT with secondary antibody conjugated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) provided a detection limit of the PSA-ACT complex as low as 1 pg/ml, as well as improved sensitivity and a dynamic range, due to the role of AuNPs in the signal amplification. The sensor performances were particularly improved in the lower concentration range where the detection is clinically important for the preoperative diagnosis and screening of prostate cancer. This result shows that the OECT-based immunosensor can be used as a transducer platform acceptable to the point-of-care (POC) diagnostic systems and demonstrates adaptability of organic electronics to clinical applications. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Biosensors & Bioelectronics
"Organic electrochemical transistor based immunosensor for prostate specific antigen (PSA) detection using gold nanoparticles for signal amplification" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 356.