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Novel synthetic peptides represent smart molecules for antigen–antibody interactions in several bioanalytics applications, from purification to serum screening. Their immobilization onto a solid phase is considered a key point for sensitivity increasing. In this view, we exploited Quartz Crystal Microbalance with simultaneous frequency and dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) with a double aim, specifically, as investigative tool for spacers monolayer assembling and its functional evaluation, as well as high sensitive method for specific immunosorbent assays. The method was applied to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) detection by studying the interactions between synthetic phosphorylated and un-phosphorylated α-enolase peptides with sera of healthy and PDAC patients. The synthetic peptides were immobilized on the gold surface of the QCM-D sensor via a self-assembled alkanethiol monolayer. The …
Publication date: 
15 Apr 2013

Monica Bianco, Alessandra Aloisi, Valentina Arima, Michela Capello, Sammy Ferri-Borgogno, Francesco Novelli, Stefano Leporatti, Rosaria Rinaldi

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Volume: 42 Pages: 646-652
Biosensors and Bioelectronics