Highly Sensitive Detection of Small Molecule Markers By Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
West Hall 1 (Phoenix Convention Center)
Z. H. Al Mubarak, G. Premaratne, C. Rodenbaugh (Oklahoma State University), and S. Krishnan (Oklahoma State University)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy is a label-free method for monitoring binding events among biomolecules in real time and for sensing applications.SPR spectroscopy has been widely used in chemistry, biochemistry, and biology research. Our objective is to achieve ultra-low level detection of small molecules that are important markers of cancer disease. Also, we are interested in monitoring pH changes in less abundant biological samples. As we know, pH is an essential parameter in biological, medical and industrial applications. Monitoring the pH level in biological fluids reflects the abnormal conditions in human body.2,3We will present our findings on sensitive detection of small molecules and amplification of SPR signals by using chemical indicators and detection by an SPR-array imager

Acknowledgements.This project was supported by Oklahoma State University.

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