Statler College of Engineering and Mining Resources
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Endotoxin is the major structural constituent of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, which is a great threat to human health. Herein, a sensitive electrochemical biosensor for the detection of endotoxin is established by recording the voltammetric responses of the peptide-modified electrode. The utilized peptide has a high affinity for the target endotoxin, which ensures the high selectivity of this method. After the capture of endotoxin on the electrode surface, a negatively charged layer is formed, and the electron-transfer process is significantly hindered because of the increased steric hindrance and the electrostatic repulsion. The declined electrochemical signal could be used to indicate the concentration of endotoxin. This method is simple but effective, which requires limited reagents. Another highlight of this method is its user-friendly operation. Moreover, its applicability in human blood plasma promises its great potential utility in the near future.
Digital Commons Citation
Liu; Meng, Fanyu; Cheng, Wenbo; Sun, Haixuan; Luo, Yan; Tang, Yuguo; and Miao, Peng, "Preparation of a Peptide-Modified Electrode for Capture and Voltammetric Determination of Endotoxin" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1611.
Liu, T., Meng, F., Cheng, W., Sun, H., Luo, Y., Tang, Y., & Miao, P. (2017). Preparation of a Peptide-Modified Electrode for Capture and Voltammetric Determination of Endotoxin. ACS Omega, 2(6), 2469–2473. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b00495