Sensors 2013, 13(11), 15187-15208; doi:10.3390/s131115187
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Recent Advances and Achievements in Nanomaterial-Based, and Structure Switchable Aptasensing Platforms for Ochratoxin A Detection

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Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 6 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aptasensors)
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Abstract: Aptamer-based bioreceptors that can easily adopt their surroundings have captured the attention of scientists from a wide spectrum of domains in designing highly sensitive, selective and structure switchable sensing assays. Through elaborate design and chemical functionalization, numerous aptamer-based assays have been developed that can switch their conformation upon incubation with target analyte, resulting in an enhanced output signal. To further lower the detection limits to picomolar levels, nanomaterials have attracted great interest in the design of aptamer-based sensing platforms. Associated to their unique properties, nanomaterials offer great promise for numerous aptasensing applications. This review will discuss current research activities in the aptasensing with typical example of detection of ochratoxin A (OTA). OTA, a secondary fungal metabolite, contaminates a variety of food commodities, and has several toxicological effects such as nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, neurotoxic, teratogenic and immunotoxic activities. The review will introduce advances made in the methods of integrating nanomaterials in aptasensing, and will discuss current conformational switchable design strategies in aptasensor fabrication methodologies.
Keywords: aptasensor; nanomaterials; aptamer-conjugated nanoparticles; structure switchable sensing; ochratoxin A
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Hayat, A.; Yang, C.; Rhouati, A.; Marty, J.L. Recent Advances and Achievements in Nanomaterial-Based, and Structure Switchable Aptasensing Platforms for Ochratoxin A Detection. Sensors 2013, 13, 15187-15208.

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Hayat A, Yang C, Rhouati A, Marty JL. Recent Advances and Achievements in Nanomaterial-Based, and Structure Switchable Aptasensing Platforms for Ochratoxin A Detection. Sensors. 2013; 13(11):15187-15208.

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Hayat, Akhtar; Yang, Cheng; Rhouati, Amina; Marty, Jean L. 2013. "Recent Advances and Achievements in Nanomaterial-Based, and Structure Switchable Aptasensing Platforms for Ochratoxin A Detection." Sensors 13, no. 11: 15187-15208.

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