Monitoring human serum transferrin by capillary zone electrophoresis with end-column amperometric detection.Electrophoresis. 2001 Jan; 22(1):128-33.E
Capillary zone electrophoresis was employed for the determination of human serum transferrin using end-column amperometric detection with a carbon fiber microelectrode at a constant potential of 1.9 V vs. saturated calomel electrode (SCE). The optimum conditions of separation and detection are 7.5 x 10(-4) mol/L Tris-3.44 x 10(-4) mol/L HCl for the buffer solution, 20 kV for the separation voltage, 5 kV and 10 s for the injection voltage and the injection time, respectively. The limit of detection is 6.7 x 10(-8) mol/L or 440 amol (S/N = 2). The relative standard deviations are 0.67% for the migration time and 1.5% for the electrophoretic peak current. The method was applied to the determination of transferrin in human serum. The recovery is between 93-104%.