A Lateral Flow Strip Based Aptasensor for Detection of Ochratoxin A in Corn Samples
AbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin identified as a contaminant in grains and wine throughout the world, and convenient, rapid and sensitive detection methods for OTA have been a long-felt need for food safety monitoring. Herein, we presented a new competitive format based lateral flow strip fluorescent aptasensor for one-step determination of OTA in corn samples. Briefly, biotin-cDNA was immobilized on the surface of a nitrocellulose filter on the test line. Without OTA, Cy5-labeled aptamer combined with complementary strands formed a stable double helix. In the presence of OTA, however, the Cy5-aptamer/OTA complexes were generated, and therefore less free aptamer was captured in the test zone, leading to an obvious decrease in fluorescent signals on the test line. The test strip showed an excellent linear relationship in the range from 1 ng·mL−1 to 1000 ng·mL−1 with the LOD of 0.40 ng·mL−1, IC15 value of 3.46 ng·mL−1 and recoveries from 96.4% to 104.67% in spiked corn samples. Thus, the strip sensor developed in this study is an acceptable alternative for rapid detection of the OTA level in grain samples. View Full-Text
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Zhang, G.; Zhu, C.; Huang, Y.; Yan, J.; Chen, A. A Lateral Flow Strip Based Aptasensor for Detection of Ochratoxin A in Corn Samples. Molecules 2018, 23, 291.
Zhang G, Zhu C, Huang Y, Yan J, Chen A. A Lateral Flow Strip Based Aptasensor for Detection of Ochratoxin A in Corn Samples. Molecules. 2018; 23(2):291.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Guilan; Zhu, Chao; Huang, Yafei; Yan, Jiao; Chen, Ailiang. 2018. "A Lateral Flow Strip Based Aptasensor for Detection of Ochratoxin A in Corn Samples." Molecules 23, no. 2: 291.
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