ABSTRACT: A simple flow injection system for potentiometric detection of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity has been developed and adapted for determination of selected inhibitors of this enzyme. In this system monofluorophosphate (MFP) has been applied as a specific ALP substrate. The use of this substrate enables application of fluoride ion selective electrode (FISE) as a detector of the product of the enzyme catalyzed reaction. Moreover, chemical stability and low cost of MFP enables the use of the substrate as a component of the carrier. This way, fluoride ions contained in this substrate define and stabilize baseline signal generated by the detector. Effects from several potential ALP inhibitors and interfering species were studied and discussed. The system allows inhibitive detection of beryllium and vanadate ions at ppb levels with relatively high selectivity, short time of analysis and high throughput of the system (near 8 samples h(-1)).
Analytica chimica acta 10/2006; 577(1):134-9. · 4.31 Impact Factor