Molecularly imprinted polymer-based electrochemical sensors for biopolymers

Scheller, F. W. and Zhang, Xiaorong and Yarman, A. and Wollenberger, Ulla and Gyurcsányi, Ervin Róbert (2018) Molecularly imprinted polymer-based electrochemical sensors for biopolymers. Current Opinion in Electrochemistry. ISSN 2451-9103 (In Press)


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Electrochemical synthesis and signal generation dominate among the almost 1200 articles published annually on protein-imprinted polymers. Such polymers can be easily prepared directly on the electrode surface, and the polymer thickness can be precisely adjusted to the size of the target to enable its free exchange. In this architecture, the molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) layer represents only one ‘separation plate’; thus, the selectivity does not reach the values of ‘bulk’ measurements. The binding of target proteins can be detected straightforwardly by their modulating effect on the diffusional permeability of a redox marker through the thin MIP films. However, this generates an ‘overall apparent’ signal, which may include nonspecific interactions in the polymer layer and at the electrode surface. Certain targets, such as enzymes or redox active proteins, enables a more specific direct quantification of their binding to MIPs by in situ determination of the enzyme activity or direct electron transfer, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD01 Analytical chemistry / analitikai kémia
Depositing User: Berényi Szilvia
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 14:19
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 14:19

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