Special Issue "Aptasensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013) | Viewed by 46124
Interests: aptamer selection and characterization; SELEX; aptamer based sensors and assays; biosensor development and application; bioelectrotechnology; bioelectrochemistry
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Special Issue in Sensors: Aptamers and Applications
Special Issue in Biosensors: Feature Papers: State-of-the-Art Biosensors Technology 2018
Special Issue in Sensors: Recent Advances and Emerging Applications of Aptamers
Aptamers are a very attractive class of biologic receptor molecules being in great demand in the development of new biosensors, so-called aptasensors. Aptamers are short single-stranded DNA or RNA oligonucleotides able to bind with high affinity and specificity to their target. They are usually generated by an in vitro selection and amplification technology (SELEX). From a large oligonucleotide library with big sequence diversity and structural complexity only those oligonucleotides are selected and enriched during several selection rounds which can bind very tightly to the specific molecular target. Aptamer development and application increased in the last decades. Aptamers are favourably used in biosensors as sensitive and selective bio-receptors coupled with a variety of transducer principles such as optical, mass-sensitive and electrochemical detection. The analytes cover a wide range from small molecules, like nucleotides, cofactors, amino acids, organic molecules over peptides, polysaccharides and proteins to complex structures like whole cells, viruses and single cell organisms. Aptasensors offer great potential to measure substances in clinical diagnostics, environmental analytics, food and biotechnology industries, process engineering and others. The Special Issue will publish those full research, review and high rated manuscripts addressing the development and application of aptamer based biosensors.
Dr. Beate Strehlitz
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