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Sensors 2015, 15(1), 499-514;

Nanomaterials-Based Optical Techniques for the Detection of Acetylcholinesterase and Pesticides

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang 455000, China
Henan University of Animal Husbandry and Economy, Zhengzhou 450046, China
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Received: 7 November 2014 / Accepted: 23 December 2014 / Published: 30 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnological Advances in Biosensors)
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The large amount of pesticide residues in the environment is a threat to global health by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Biosensors for inhibition of AChE have been thus developed for the detection of pesticides. In line with the rapid development of nanotechnology, nanomaterials have attracted great attention and have been intensively studied in biological analysis due to their unique chemical, physical and size properties. The aim of this review is to provide insight into nanomaterial-based optical techniques for the determination of AChE and pesticides, including colorimetric and fluorescent assays and surface plasmon resonance. View Full-Text
Keywords: acetylcholinesterase; pesticides; nanomaterials; optical sensors acetylcholinesterase; pesticides; nanomaterials; optical sensors
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Xia, N.; Wang, Q.; Liu, L. Nanomaterials-Based Optical Techniques for the Detection of Acetylcholinesterase and Pesticides. Sensors 2015, 15, 499-514.

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