Paper-based electrode assemble for impedimetric detection of miRNA

Eksin E., TORUL H., Yarali E., TAMER U., Papakonstantinou P., ERDEM GÜRSAN K. A.

TALANTA, vol.225, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 225
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2020.122043
  • Title of Journal : TALANTA
  • Keywords: Paper based electrode, microRNA, Gold nanoparticles, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, FREE ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSOR, GRAPHENE OXIDE, MICRORNA EXPRESSION, PLATFORM, SENSOR, PROBE, RNA


In the present work, a paper-based electrode assemble was developed and implemented to detect target microRNA 155 (miRNA 155) via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. In this concept, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) modified paper based electrode assemble system (AuNP-PE) was designed, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and EIS measurements. The impedimetric detection of miRNA 155 was performed by measuring the fractional change at the charge transfer resistance (R-ct). The detection limits were found as 33.8 nM in PBS and 93.4 nM in fetal bovine serum (FBS) medium, respectively. The selectivity of the proposed assay was tested against to non-complementary (NC) and mismatch (MM) miRNA sequences in the presence of mixture sample containing miRNA:NC (1:1) and miRNA: MM (1:1) in PBS (pH 7.40) or FBS. The analytical performance and the selectivity of impedimetric biosensor were also tested in FBS.