Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Report Findings in Titania Nanotubes (Titania nanotube-modified screen printed carbon electrodes enhance the sensitivity in the electrochemical detection of proteins)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Titania Nanotubes have been published. According to news originating from Bangalore, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The use of titania nanotubes (TiO2-NT) as the working electrode provides a substantial improvement in the electrochemical detection of proteins. A biosensor designed using this strategy provided a robust method to detect protein samples at very low concentrations (C-protein ca 1 ng/mu l)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Science, "Reproducible measurements on protein samples at this concentration (I-p,I-a of 80 +/- 1.2 mu A) could be achieved using a sample volume of ca 30 mu l. We demonstrate the feasibility of this strategy for the accurate detection of penicillin binding protein, PBP2a, a marker for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The selectivity and efficiency of this sensor were also validated using other diverse protein preparations such as a recombinant protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP10D) and bovine serum albumin (BSA). This electrochemical method also presents a substantial improvement in the time taken (few minutes) when compared to conventional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) protocols."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It is envisaged that this sensor could substantially aid in the rapid diagnosis of bacterial infections in resource strapped environments."
For more information on this research see: Titania nanotube-modified screen printed carbon electrodes enhance the sensitivity in the electrochemical detection of proteins. Bioelectrochemistry, 2014;98():46-52. Bioelectrochemistry can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Bioelectrochemistry - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504080)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S.S. Mandal, Indian Inst Sci, Mol Biophys Unit, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India. Additional authors for this research include V. Navratna, P. Sharma, B. Gopal and A.J. Bhattacharyya (see also Titania Nanotubes).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Bangalore, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Electrochemical, Titania Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies
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