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Nano-Aptasensing in Mycotoxin Analysis: Recent Updates and Progress

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Biotechnologie, Constantine 25100, Algerie
BAE: Biocapteurs-Analyses-Environnement, Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan CEDEX, France
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5810, USA
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
School of Environmental and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai 201209, China
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Academic Editors: Michelangelo Pascale and Maria C. DeRosa
Toxins 2017, 9(11), 349;
Received: 22 September 2017 / Revised: 24 October 2017 / Accepted: 24 October 2017 / Published: 28 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Biorecognition Assays for Mycotoxins)
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Recent years have witnessed an overwhelming integration of nanomaterials in the fabrication of biosensors. Nanomaterials have been incorporated with the objective to achieve better analytical figures of merit in terms of limit of detection, linear range, assays stability, low production cost, etc. Nanomaterials can act as immobilization support, signal amplifier, mediator and artificial enzyme label in the construction of aptasensors. We aim in this work to review the recent progress in mycotoxin analysis. This review emphasizes on the function of the different nanomaterials in aptasensors architecture. We subsequently relate their features to the analytical performance of the given aptasensor towards mycotoxins monitoring. In the same context, a critically analysis and level of success for each nano-aptasensing design will be discussed. Finally, current challenges in nano-aptasensing design for mycotoxin analysis will be highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanomaterials; gold/silver nanoparticles; metal oxides; aptamer; mycotoxins; food analysis nanomaterials; gold/silver nanoparticles; metal oxides; aptamer; mycotoxins; food analysis

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Rhouati, A.; Bulbul, G.; Latif, U.; Hayat, A.; Li, Z.-H.; Marty, J.L. Nano-Aptasensing in Mycotoxin Analysis: Recent Updates and Progress. Toxins 2017, 9, 349.

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