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Recent Advances in Electrochemical-Based Sensing Platforms for Aflatoxins Detection

Biosensor Lab, Department of Chemistry, BITS, Pilani K. K. Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, 403726 Goa, India
BAE Laboratoire, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan, France
Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, 506004 Telangana, India
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Academic Editors: Paolo Ugo and Ligia Moretto
Chemosensors 2017, 5(1), 1;
Received: 25 August 2016 / Revised: 15 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 26 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrochemical Immunosensors and Aptasensors)
Mycotoxin are small (MW ~700 Da), toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungal species that readily colonize crops and contaminate them at both pre- and post-harvesting. Among all, aflatoxins (AFs) are mycotoxins of major significance due to their presence in common food commodities and the potential threat to human health worldwide. Based on the severity of illness and increased incidences of AFs poisoning, a broad range of conventional and analytical detection techniques that could be useful and practical have already been reported. However, due to the variety of structural analogous of these toxins, it is impossible to use one common technique for their analysis. Numerous recent research efforts have been directed to explore alternative detection technologies. Recently, immunosensors and aptasensors have gained promising potential in the area of sample preparation and detection systems. These sensors offer the advantages of disposability, portability, miniaturization, and on-site analysis. In a typical design of an aptasensor, an aptamer (ssDNA or RNA) is used as a bio-recognition element either integrated within or in intimate association with the transducer surface. This review paper is focused on the recent advances in electrochemical immuno- and aptasensing platforms for detection of AFs in real samples. View Full-Text
Keywords: aflatoxins; electrochemical techniques; aptasensor; biosensor; food aflatoxins; electrochemical techniques; aptasensor; biosensor; food
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Sharma, A.; Goud, K.Y.; Hayat, A.; Bhand, S.; Marty, J.L. Recent Advances in Electrochemical-Based Sensing Platforms for Aflatoxins Detection. Chemosensors 2017, 5, 1.

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Sharma A, Goud KY, Hayat A, Bhand S, Marty JL. Recent Advances in Electrochemical-Based Sensing Platforms for Aflatoxins Detection. Chemosensors. 2017; 5(1):1.

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Sharma, Atul; Goud, Kotagiri Y.; Hayat, Akhtar; Bhand, Sunil; Marty, Jean L. 2017. "Recent Advances in Electrochemical-Based Sensing Platforms for Aflatoxins Detection" Chemosensors 5, no. 1: 1.

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