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Molecules 2018, 23(4), 912; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23040912

Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensors for Rapid Point-of-Use Monitoring of the Mycotoxin Ochratoxin A Directly in a Food Stream

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Interdepartmental program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 30 March 2018 / Accepted: 11 April 2018 / Published: 15 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nucleic Acid Aptamers)
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The ability to measure the concentration of specific small molecules continuously and in real-time in complex sample streams would impact many areas of agriculture, food safety, and food production. Monitoring for mycotoxin taint in real time during food processing, for example, could improve public health. Towards this end, we describe here an inexpensive electrochemical DNA-based sensor that supports real-time monitor of the mycotoxin ochratoxin A in a flowing stream of foodstuffs. View Full-Text
Keywords: food taint; E-AB sensor; biosensor; mycotoxin; point-of-care; electrochemical sensor; aptamer food taint; E-AB sensor; biosensor; mycotoxin; point-of-care; electrochemical sensor; aptamer
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Somerson, J.; Plaxco, K.W. Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensors for Rapid Point-of-Use Monitoring of the Mycotoxin Ochratoxin A Directly in a Food Stream. Molecules 2018, 23, 912.

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