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In this paper, a new strategy for highly selective and sensitive direct detection of lymphoma cells by exploiting the interaction between a peptide and its B-cell receptor, has been evaluated. In particular, an idiotype peptide, able to specifically bind the B-cell receptor of A20 cells in mice engrafted with A20 lymphoma, has been used as molecular probe. The new detection technique has been demonstrated on a planar crystalline silicon chip. Coverage of 85% of silicon surface and detection efficiency of 8.5 × 10^−3 cells/μm^2 were obtained. The recognition strategy promises to extend its application in studying the interaction between ligands and their cell-surface receptors.
Optical Society of America
Publication date: 
1 Apr 2015

Nicola M Martucci, Ilaria Rea, Immacolata Ruggiero, Monica Terracciano, Luca De Stefano, Nunzia Migliaccio, Camillo Palmieri, Giuseppe Scala, Paolo Arcari, Ivo Rendina, Annalisa Lamberti

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Volume: 6 Issue: 4 Pages: 1353-1362
Biomedical Optics Express