Electrochemical Quantification of the Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants Using Biosensors
AbstractThe working area of a screen-printed electrode, SPE, was modified with the enzyme tyrosinase (Tyr) using different immobilization methods, namely entrapment with water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), cross-linking using glutaraldehyde (GA), and cross-linking using GA and human serum albumin (HSA); the resulting electrodes were termed SPE/Tyr/PVA, SPE/Tyr/GA and SPE/Tyr/HSA/GA, respectively. These biosensors were characterized by means of amperometry and EIS techniques. From amperometric evaluations, the apparent Michaelis-Menten constant, Km′, of each biosensor was evaluated while the respective charge transfer resistance, Rct, was assessed from impedance measurements. It was found that the SPE/Tyr/GA had the smallest Km′ (57 ± 7) µM and Rct values. This electrode also displayed both the lowest detection and quantification limits for catechol quantification. Using the SPE/Tyr/GA, the Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) was determined from infusions prepared with “mirto” (Salvia microphylla), “hHierba dulce” (Lippia dulcis) and “salve real” (Lippia alba), medicinal plants commonly used in Mexico. View Full-Text
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Rodríguez-Sevilla, E.; Ramírez-Silva, M.-T.; Romero-Romo, M.; Ibarra-Escutia, P.; Palomar-Pardavé, M. Electrochemical Quantification of the Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants Using Biosensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 14423-14439.
Rodríguez-Sevilla E, Ramírez-Silva M-T, Romero-Romo M, Ibarra-Escutia P, Palomar-Pardavé M. Electrochemical Quantification of the Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants Using Biosensors. Sensors. 2014; 14(8):14423-14439.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rodríguez-Sevilla, Erika; Ramírez-Silva, María-Teresa; Romero-Romo, Mario; Ibarra-Escutia, Pedro; Palomar-Pardavé, Manuel. 2014. "Electrochemical Quantification of the Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants Using Biosensors." Sensors 14, no. 8: 14423-14439.