Microscopic mechanisms influencing the volume amplified magnetic nanobead detection assay
2008 (English)In: Biosensors & bioelectronics, ISSN 0956-5663, E-ISSN 1873-4235, Vol. 24, no 4, 696-703 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The volume amplified magnetic nanobead detection assay [Strömberg, M., Göransson, J., Gunnarsson, K., Nilsson, M., Svedlindh, P., Strømme, M., 2008. Nano Letters 8, 816-821] was investigated with respect to bead size, bead surface coverage of probe oligonucleotides, bead concentration and rolling circle amplification (RCA) time, with the objective to improve the understanding of the microscopic mechanisms influencing the assay. The most important findings for future biosensor development were the following: (i) small beads exhibit a much reduced tendency to cross-link several RCA products, thus enabling use of both complex magnetisation turn-on and turn-off detection strategies, whereas larger beads only allow for turn-off detection; (ii) small beads exhibit faster immobilisation kinetics, thus reducing the time for diagnostic test completion, and also immobilise in larger numbers than larger beads. Finally, (iii) by demonstrating qualitative dual-target detection of bacterial DNA sequences using 130 and 250nm beads, the bioassay was shown to allow for multiplexed detection.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 24, no 4, 696-703 p.
Bioassay development, Brownian relaxation, Padlock probes, Rolling circle amplification, Probe-tagged magnetic beads, Microscopic mechanisms
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98021DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2008.06.043ISI: 000261262000030PubMedID: 18703330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98021DiVA: diva2:173178