Amplified electrochemical antibiotic aptasensing based on electrochemically deposited AuNPs coordinated with PEI-functionalized Fe-based metal-organic framework.Mikrochim Acta. 2021 08 04; 188(8):286.MA
A facile and versatile competitive electrochemical aptasensor for tobramycin (TOB) detection is described using electrochemical-deposited AuNPs coordinated with PEI-functionalized Fe-based metal-organic framework (AuNPs/P-MOF) as signal-amplification platform and a DNA probe labeled with methylene blue (MB) at the 3'-end (MB-Probe) as a signal producer. First, F-Probe (short complementary DNA strands of both the aptamer and the MB-Probe label with a sulfhydryl group at the 5'-end) was immobilized on the AuNPs/P-MOF modified electrode as detection probes, which competed with TOB in binding to the aptamer. TOB-aptamer binding resulted in F-Probe remaining unhybridized on the electrode surface, so that a significant current response was generated by hybridizing with MB-Probe instead. The developed strategy showed favorable repeatability, with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 4.3% computed over five independent assays, and high stability, with only 6.8% degradation after 15 days of storage. Under optimal conditions, the proposed aptamer strategy exhibited a linear detection range from 100 pM to 500 nM with a limit of detection (LOD) of 56 pM (S/N = 3). The electrochemical aptasensor demonstrated remarkable selectivity, and its feasibility for accurate and quantitative detection of TOB in milk samples was confirmed (RSD < 4.5%). Due to its simple design, easy operation, and high sensitivity and selectivity, the proposed method could expect to detect other antibiotics by replacing the aptamers. In summary, this study provides a simple and effective new strategy for electrochemical aptasening based on MOF-based sensing interface. Scheme illustration of label-free competitive electrochemical aptamer-based detection of tobramycin based on electrochemically deposited AuNPs coordinated with PEI-functionalized Fe-based metal-organic framework as signal-amplification platform.