Electrochemical Detection of Activated Protein C Using an Aptasensor Based on PAMAM Dendrimer Modified Pencil Graphite Electrodes

Erdem A. , CONGUR G., MESE F.

ELECTROANALYSIS, vol.26, no.12, pp.2580-2590, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/elan.201400354
  • Title of Journal : ELECTROANALYSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2580-2590


Electrochemical aptasensing of APC was carried out using PAMAM dendrimer modified pencil graphite electrodes (PGEs) for the first time herein. Poly(amidoamine) dendrimer having 16 succinamic acid surface groups (generation 2, G2-PS) modified PGEs were developed, and then were utilized for APC monitoring using differential pulse voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The selectivity of single-use aptasensor was tested against to other proteins; BSA and THR as well as to the affinity of APC binding to different DNA aptamer, or oligonucleotide. Voltammetric APC detection was also explored in a diluted fetal bovine serum resulting with a detection limit DL as 1.5 mu g/mL.