A High Sensitive, Reproducible and Disposable Immunosensor for Analysis of SOX2

Tarimeri N., SEZGİNTÜRK M. K.

ELECTROANALYSIS, vol.32, no.5, pp.1065-1074, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/elan.201900557
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, BIOSIS, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1065-1074
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an ITO (indium tin oxide) based biosensor was constructed to detect SOX2. SOX2 helps the regulation of cell pluripotency and is closely related to early embryonic development, neural and sexual differentiation. SOX2 is amplified and overexpressed in some malignant tumors such as squamous cell, lung, prostate, breast, esophageal cell, colon, ovarian, glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. To generate a hydroxylated clean electrode surface, ITO electrodes were treated with NH4OH/H2O2/H2O. Later, ITO-PET electrode surfaces were modified with 3-glycidoxypropyl trimethoxysilane (3-GOPS). Then, Anti-SOX2 was covalently immobilized onto the electrode surfaces. 3-GOPS concentration, Anti-SOX2 concentration and incubation time, SOX2 incubation time were optimized. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) were utilized in order to follow up the immobilization processes and the optimization steps of the biosensor. To characterize the analytical properties of constructed immunosensor; linear range, repeatability, reproducibility and regeneration studies were investigated. The linear range of the immunosensor was detected as 0.625 pg/mL-62.5 pg/mL. Square wave voltammetry technique was also applied to the biosensor. Storage life of the biosensor was determined for identifying the possible usability of the biosensor in clinical field. Finally, the designed biosensor was applied to the real human serum samples. The results obtained with the presented biosensor were also compared with ELISA results.