Rosa Amália Fireman Dutra

Federal University of Pernambuco, Arrecife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    ABSTRACT: A chitosan-modified carbon fiber electrode (CFE) for dengue virus envelope protein (DENV) was developed. Antibodies against DENV were covalently immobilized on the chitosan (CHIT) matrix after activation with sodium periodate. Cyclic voltammetries and scanning electron microscopies analysis were performed to monitor steps involved in the CFE surface modification. Amperometric response of the competitive immunoassays was generated by hydrogen peroxide reaction with the peroxidase conjugated to DENV and 2'-azino-bis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) as mediator. The immunosensor showed a lower limit of detection for DENV (0.94 ng mL(-1)) than previously described and a linear range from 1.0 to 175 ng mL(-1), in concentration levels clinically relevant for dengue virus diagnosis. The intra- and inter-assay were respectively 5.8% and 3.6%. The unique and simple design of this immunoassay format provides an economical alternative for the manufacture of other sensitive sensors.
    Talanta 03/2012; 91:41-6. · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A biomimetic sensor for the determination of dipyrone was prepared by modifying carbon paste with cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc), and used as an amperometric detector in a flow injection analysis (FIA) system. The results of cyclic voltammetry experiments suggested that CoPc behaved as a biomimetic catalyst in the electrocatalytic oxidation of dipyrone, which involved the transfer of one electron. The optimized FIA procedure employed a flow rate of 1.5 mL min(-1), a 75 μL sample loop, a 0.1 mol L(-1) phosphate buffer carrier solution at pH 7.0 and amperometric detection at a potential of 0.3 V vs. Ag/AgCl. Under these conditions, the proposed method showed a linear response for dipyrone concentrations in the range 5.0 × 10(-6)-6.3 × 10(-3) mol L(-1). Selectivity and interference studies were carried out in order to validate the system for use with pharmaceutical and environmental samples. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the proposed method is a sensitive and selective analytical tool for the determination of dipyrone.
    Talanta 09/2011; 85(4):2067-73. · 3.50 Impact Factor