Enhancement of aptamer immobilization using egg shell-derived nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite for thrombin detection in neuroclinic

Derkus B., ARSLAN Y. E., Emregul K. C., Emregul E.

TALANTA, vol.158, pp.100-109, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2016.05.045
  • Journal Name: TALANTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-109
  • Keywords: Impedance spectroscopy, Sonochemistry, Hydroxyapatite, Egg shell, Thrombin, Aptasensor, Neuroclinic
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, we describe the sonochemical isolation of nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite (nHA) from egg shell and application towards thrombin aptasensing. In addition to the sonochemical method, two conventional methods present in literature were carried out to perform a comparative study. Various analysis methods including Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Energy Dispersive Analysis of X-Rays (EDAX), and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) have been applied for the characterization of nHA and its nanocomposite with marine-derived collagen isolated from Rhizostoma pulmo jellyfish. TEM micrographs revealed the sonochemically synthesized nHA nanoparticles to have a unique porous spherical shape with a diameter of approximately 60-80 nm when compared to hydroxyapatite nanoparticles synthesized using the other two methods which had a typical needle shaped morphology. EDAX, XRD and FTIR results demonstrated that the obtained patterns belonged to hydroxyapatite. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is the main analyzing technique of the developed thrombin aptasensor. The proposed aptasensor has a detection limit of 0.25 nM thrombin. For clinical application of the developed aptasensor, thrombin levels in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples obtained from patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Myastenia Gravis, Epilepsy, Parkinson, polyneuropathy and healthy donors were analyzed using both the aptasensor and commercial ELISA kit. The results showed that the proposed system is a promising candidate for clinical analysis of thrombin. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.