Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9234-9252; doi:10.3390/s120709234
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Microarray Technology for Major Chemical Contaminants Analysis in Food: Current Status and Prospects

1,2,3,4,†email, 1,2,3,4,†,* email, 1,2,†email, 1,3email, 1,4email and 1,5email
1 Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China 2 Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China 3 Key Laboratory of Detection for Mycotoxins, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China 4 Laboratory of Risk Assessment for Oilseeds Products, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China 5 Quality Inspection and Test Center for Oilseeds Products, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 8 June 2012; in revised form: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 15 June 2012 / Published: 5 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biochips)
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Abstract: Chemical contaminants in food have caused serious health issues in both humans and animals. Microarray technology is an advanced technique suitable for the analysis of chemical contaminates. In particular, immuno-microarray approach is one of the most promising methods for chemical contaminants analysis. The use of microarrays for the analysis of chemical contaminants is the subject of this review. Fabrication strategies and detection methods for chemical contaminants are discussed in detail. Application to the analysis of mycotoxins, biotoxins, pesticide residues, and pharmaceutical residues is also described. Finally, future challenges and opportunities are discussed.
Keywords: microarray; chemical contaminants; food safety; mycotoxins; biotoxins; pesticide residues; pharmaceutical residues; review

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Zhang, Z.; Li, P.; Hu, X.; Zhang, Q.; Ding, X.; Zhang, W. Microarray Technology for Major Chemical Contaminants Analysis in Food: Current Status and Prospects. Sensors 2012, 12, 9234-9252.

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Zhang Z, Li P, Hu X, Zhang Q, Ding X, Zhang W. Microarray Technology for Major Chemical Contaminants Analysis in Food: Current Status and Prospects. Sensors. 2012; 12(7):9234-9252.

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Zhang, Zhaowei; Li, Peiwu; Hu, Xiaofeng; Zhang, Qi; Ding, Xiaoxia; Zhang, Wen. 2012. "Microarray Technology for Major Chemical Contaminants Analysis in Food: Current Status and Prospects." Sensors 12, no. 7: 9234-9252.

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