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Sensitive and accurate detection of cancer cells plays a crucial role in diagnosis of cancer and minimal residual disease, so being one of the most hopeful approaches to reduce cancer death rates. In this paper, a strategy for highly selective and sensitive detection of lymphoma cells on planar silicon-based biosensor has been evaluated. In this setting an Idiotype peptide, able to specifically bind the B-cell receptor (BCR) of A20 cells in mice engrafted with A20 lymphoma, has been covalently linked to the sensor active surface and used as molecular probe. The biochip here presented showed a coverage efficiency of 85% with a detection efficiency of 8.5×10-3 cells/μm2. The results obtained suggested an efficient way for specific label-free cell detection by using a silicon-based peptide biosensor. In addition, the present recognition strategy, besides being useful for the development of sensing devices capable of …
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
5 May 2015

Nicola M Martucci, Ilaria Rea, Immacolata Ruggiero, Monica Terracciano, Luca De Stefano, Nunzia Migliaccio, Principia Dardano, Paolo Arcari, Ivo Rendina, Annalisa Lamberti

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Volume: 9506 Pages: 95061T
Optical Sensors 2015