A Biosensor Based on Zucchini (Cucurbita Pepo L.) Homogenate as a Biorecognition Layer for Ascorbic Acid Determination


Sezginturk M. K. , KOCA H. B. , OZBEN Y. S. , DİNÇKAYA E.

ARTIFICIAL CELLS BLOOD SUBSTITUTES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.38, no.4, pp.215-221, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10731191003785588
  • Title of Journal : ARTIFICIAL CELLS BLOOD SUBSTITUTES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-221

Abstract

An amperometric biosensor based on zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) tissue homogenate is presented. The zucchini tissue homogenate was crosslinked with gelatine using glutaraldehyde and fixed on a pretreated teflon membrane. The zucchini tissue contained the enzyme ascorbate oxidase and this enzyme catalyzed the oxidation of ascorbic acid in the presence of dissolved oxygen. The principle of the measurements was based on the determination of the decrease in the dissolved oxygen level. Determinations were carried out by standard curves, which were obtained by the measurement of the decrease in the oxygen level related to ascorbic acid concentration.