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New trends in aptamer-based electrochemical biosensors

Velasco-Garcia, Maria and Missailidis, Sotiris (2009). New trends in aptamer-based electrochemical biosensors. Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology, 13(1) pp. 1–10.

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The analytical characteristics of aptamers are comparable with those of antibodies for the development of biosensor technology. However, aptamers offer some crucial advantages over antibodies such as selection capability for a variety of targets, easy synthesis, improved reproducibility and stability, simple modification for immobilization to solid supports and enhanced selectivity. This article reviews aptamer technology as well as aptamer-based assay configurations and goes on to explore reported applications in electrochemical aptasensors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Gene Therapy Press
ISSN: 1529-9120
Keywords: aptamer; biosensor; electrochemical detection; SELEX
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
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Item ID: 15285
Depositing User: Maria Velasco
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2009 17:31
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 12:15
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