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Evanescent wave DNA-aptamer biosensor based on long period gratings for the specific recognition of E. coli
Author(s): R. B. Queirós; C. Gouveia; J. R. A. Fernandes; P. A. S. Jorge
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Paper Abstract

An evanescent wave fiber optic sensor for detection of E. coli outer membranes proteins (EcOMPs) is presented. The sensing probe is achieved by the functionalization of a Long Period Grating (LPG) inscribed in a single mode fiber (SMF28) with poly-L-lysine (PLL) resulting in a label-free configuration capable of specific recognition of EcOMPs in waters due to the resonance wavelength shift variation owing to refractive index changes of the medium (≈100 nm/RIU). The sensing head was characterized and tested against EcOMP and applied to spiked environmental water samples. The sensor displayed linear responses in the range of 1×10-10 M to 1×10-8 M EcOMP and is regenerated (under low pH conditions) and the deviation of the subsequent detection was less than 0.1 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879414 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025813
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R. B. Queirós, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
C. Gouveia, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. da Madeira (Portugal)
J. R. A. Fernandes, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal)
P. A. S. Jorge, INESC Porto (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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