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Simple Screening of Listeria monocytogenes Based on a Fluorescence Assay via a Laminated Lab-On-Paper Chip

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Laboratory of Plant Transgenic Technology and Biosensor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Program in Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Biosensors 2017, 7(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios7040056
Received: 24 October 2017 / Revised: 22 November 2017 / Accepted: 24 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
Monitoring food safety is essential for protecting the health and safety of consumers. Conventional methods used are time consuming and laborious, requiring anywhere from three to seven days to obtain results. Thus, better monitoring methods are required. In this study, a laminated lab-on-paper chip was developed, and its use for the screening of ready-to-eat seafood was demonstrated. The assay on a chip was based on loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) of the hly gene of Listeria monocytogenes and fluorescence signal detection via SYBR GoldTM. Overall assay processes were completed in 4.5 h., (including 3.5 h. incubation for the bacteria enrichment, direct DNA amplification with no DNA extraction, and signal detection), without relying on standard laboratory facilities. Only positive samples induced fluorescence signals on chip upon illumination with UV light (λ = 460). The method has a limit of detection of 100 copies of L. monocytogenes DNA per 50 g of sample. No cross-reactivity was observed in samples contaminated with other bacteria. On-site monitoring of the seafood products using this chip revealed that one of 30 products from low sanitation vendors (3.33%) were contaminated, and these agreed with the results of PCR. The results demonstrated a benefit of this chip assay for practical on-site monitoring. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lab-on-paper chip; Listeria monocytogenes; Detection; LAMP; hly gene; frozen seafood Lab-on-paper chip; Listeria monocytogenes; Detection; LAMP; hly gene; frozen seafood
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Pisamayarom, K.; Suriyasomboon, A.; Chaumpluk, P. Simple Screening of Listeria monocytogenes Based on a Fluorescence Assay via a Laminated Lab-On-Paper Chip. Biosensors 2017, 7, 56.

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