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NanoDLSay: a new platform technology for biomolecular detection and analysis using gold nanoparticle probes coupled with dynamic light scattering
Author(s): Jelena Bogdanovic; Qun Huo
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Paper Abstract

Most analytical techniques that are routinely used in biomedical research for detection and quantification of biomolecules are time-consuming, expensive and labor-intensive, and there is always a need for rapid, affordable and convenient methods. Recently we have developed a new platform technology for biomolecular detection and analysis: NanoDLSay. NanoDLSay employs antibody-coated gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and dynamic light scattering, and correlates the specific increase in particle size after antigen-antibody interaction to the target antigen concentration. We applied this technology to develop an assay for rapid detection of actin, a protein widely used as a loading control in Western Blot analysis. GNPs were coated with two types of polyclonal anti-actin antibodies, and used in the assay to detect two types of actin: β- and bovine skeletal muscle actin in RIPA buffer. The results of our study revealed some complex aspects of actin binding characteristics, which depended on the type of actin reagent and anti-actin antibody used. A surprising finding was a reverse dose-response relationship between the actin concentration and the average particle size in the assay solution, which we attributed to the effect of RIPA buffer. Our results indicate that RIPA may also interfere in other types of nanoparticle-based assays, and that this interference deserves further study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7674, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technologies VII, 767408 (23 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848848
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Jelena Bogdanovic, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Qun Huo, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7674:
Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technologies VII
Brian M. Cullum; D. Marshall Porterfield; Karl S. Booksh, Editor(s)

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