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Measurement of Neuropeptide Y Using Aptamer-Modified Microelectrodes by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

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posted on 10.12.2020, 09:29 authored by Luis López, Nerika Hernández, Joshua Reyes Morales, John Cruz, Krystal Flores, John González-Amoretti, Vitmary Rivera, Lisandro Cunci
Aptamer-modified microelectrodes for Neuropeptide Y measurement by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was described here. The advantages of using carbon fiber or platinum microelectrodes are because they are promising materials with high electrical conductivity, chemical stability, and high surface area that can be easily modified on their surface. The immobilization and biofouling were studied and compared using EIS. Moreover, the adsorption of NPY to the aptamer-modified microelectrodes was also demonstrated by EIS. Changes of −ω*Zimag, an impedance factor that gives information of the capacitance, is directly correlated with concentrations. A widely linear range was obtained from 10 to 1000 ng/mL of NPY. This method was able to detect NPY without performing a redox reaction by adsorption at the surface of the microelectrodes, with the specificity provided by aptamer functionalization of the microelectrode surface.

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