Immunosensor for detection of Legionella pneumophila using surface plasmon resonance.Biosens Bioelectron. 2003 May; 18(5-6):605-11.BB
Immunosensor using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) onto self-assembled protein G layer was developed for the detection of Legionella pneumophila. A self-assembled protein G layer on gold (Au) surface was fabricated by adsorbing a mixture of 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA) and hexanethiol (molar ratio of 1:2) and the activation process for chemical binding between free amine (-NH(2)) of protein G and 11-(MUA) using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDAC) in series. The formation of self-assembled protein G layer on Au substrate and the binding of antibody and antigen in series were confirmed by SPR spectroscopy. The surface morphology analyses of self-assembled protein G layer on Au substrate and monoclonal antibody against L. pneumophila immobilized on protein G were performed by atomic force microscope (AFM). The immunosensor for detection of L. pneumophila using SPR was developed and its detection limit could find up to 10(5) cells/ml.