Multi channel screen printed array of electrodes for enzyme-linked voltammetric detection of MicroRNAs

Erdem A. , CONGUR G., EKŞİN E.

SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, cilt.188, ss.1089-1095, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 188
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.snb.2013.07.114
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1089-1095


In the present work, a sensitive and selective enzyme-linked electrochemical sensor technology using magnetic beads assay was demonstrated for voltammetric detection of microRNAs (miRNAs) as the first time herein by using the multi-channel screen-printed array of electrodes (MUX-SPE16s). The streptavidin coated magnetic beads were used as a solid phase to immobilize biotinylated DNA capture probe, and then the complementary target RNA sequence (miRNA-15a) was recognized with the capture DNA probe. After attachment of the streptavidin-alkaline phosphatase enzyme (SALP) to biotinylated hybrid, the electroactive product a-naphthol was measured +0.188 V by linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) technique in combination with a single-use pencil graphite electrode (PGE) compared to MUX-SPE16. The oxidation signal of a-naphthol indicates the hybridization occurred between DNA probe and its RNA target in the sample. The selectivity of our assay was tested in the presence of non-complementary miRNA sequence, a very good discrimination was achieved compared to the results obtained with the full match hybridization of probe with miRNA-15a target. The detection limit of miRNA-15a target sequence was also calculated as 0.992 mu g/mL (98.60 pmole in 1 mL sample) at PGE, and 0.114 mu g/mL (34.20 fmole in 3 mu L sample) with MUX-SPE16 system. 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.