Sensors 2009, 9(6), 4407-4445; doi:10.3390/s90604407
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Antibody-Based Sensors: Principles, Problems and Potential for Detection of Pathogens and Associated Toxins

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Received: 7 April 2009; in revised form: 26 May 2009 / Accepted: 26 May 2009 / Published: 5 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pathogen Sensors)
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Abstract: Antibody-based sensors permit the rapid and sensitive analysis of a range of pathogens and associated toxins. A critical assessment of the implementation of such formats is provided, with reference to their principles, problems and potential for ‘on-site’ analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on the detection of foodborne bacterial pathogens, such as Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes, and additional examples relating to the monitoring of fungal pathogens, viruses, mycotoxins, marine toxins and parasites are also provided.
Keywords: pathogen; antibody; biosensor; electrochemical; surface-plasmon resonance; assay development
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Byrne, B.; Stack, E.; Gilmartin, N.; O’Kennedy, R. Antibody-Based Sensors: Principles, Problems and Potential for Detection of Pathogens and Associated Toxins. Sensors 2009, 9, 4407-4445.

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Byrne B, Stack E, Gilmartin N, O’Kennedy R. Antibody-Based Sensors: Principles, Problems and Potential for Detection of Pathogens and Associated Toxins. Sensors. 2009; 9(6):4407-4445.

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Byrne, Barry; Stack, Edwina; Gilmartin, Niamh; O’Kennedy, Richard. 2009. "Antibody-Based Sensors: Principles, Problems and Potential for Detection of Pathogens and Associated Toxins." Sensors 9, no. 6: 4407-4445.

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