Au@Ag SERRS tags coupled to a lateral flow immunoassay for the sensitive detection of pneumolysin

Blanco-Covián, L., Montes-García, V., Girard, A. , Fernández-Abedul, M. T., Pérez-Juste, J., Pastoriza-Santos, I., Faulds, K., Graham, D. and Blanco-López, M. C. (2017) Au@Ag SERRS tags coupled to a lateral flow immunoassay for the sensitive detection of pneumolysin. Nanoscale, 9(5), pp. 2051-2058. (doi: 10.1039/C6NR08432J) (PMID:28112761)

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Abstract

Establishing a definitive diagnosis of pneumonia using conventional tests is difficult and expensive. Lateral flow immunoassays (LFIAs) are an advantageous point of care (POC) test option, but they have some limitations in terms of detection and quantification. In this work we have developed a lateral flow immunoassay for the ultrasensitive detection of penumolysin employing plasmonic Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS) tag as labelled probe. The combination of Au@Ag core–shell nanoparticles as plasmonic platform and Rhodamine B Isothiocyanate as Raman reporter has allowed us to fabricate a SERRS tag with high efficiency and reliability. The limit of detection of the SERRS-based LFIA was 1 pg mL−1. This could be a strong foundation for a pneumonia diagnosis test based on pneumolysin detection.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Graham, Professor Duncan and Girard, Dr Alexandre
Authors: Blanco-Covián, L., Montes-García, V., Girard, A., Fernández-Abedul, M. T., Pérez-Juste, J., Pastoriza-Santos, I., Faulds, K., Graham, D., and Blanco-López, M. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Nanoscale
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2040-3364
ISSN (Online):2040-3372
Published Online:03 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Nanoscale 9(5): 2051-2058
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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