Title: Electrogenerated Indium Tin Oxide-coated Glass Surface with Photosensitive Interfaces: Surface Analysis
Citation: BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS vol. 22 p. 2230-2236
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC34581
ISSN: 0956-5663
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34581
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We present herein a novel photo-immobilization technique for the specific conjugation of biochip platforms with different bioreceptors, antigen or antibodies. This methodology based on a photoactivable electrogenerated polymer film, pyrrole-benzophenone, allows the covalent immobilization of biomolecules through light mediation. The surface-conductive glass platform electropolymerized with poly (pyrrole-benzophenone) thin film may then be used to affinity-coat the chip with molecular recognition probes. This glass chip electroconductive surface modification is done by the deposition of a thin layer of indium tin oxide (ITO). Thereafter, pyrrole-benzophenone monomers are electropolymerized onto the conductive metal oxide surface and then exposed to an antigen Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB)) solution and illuminated with UV light (wavelength ~345 nm) through a mask. As a result of the photochemical reaction, a pattern thin layer of the antigen was covalently bound to the benzophenone-modified surface. Then the sample to be analysed, along with its specific target antibody (anti-SEB antibodies), is introduced onto the glass surface and left to react with the previously photo-immobilized antigen. When the immuno-reaction is complted, the specifically attached immunoglobulin analytes are detected by using secondary antibodies conjugated with Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC). The fluorescence signal emanating from the biochip surface is then quantified by two methods, using a filtered intensified Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) camera and grating spectrometer.
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