Ultrasensitive Impedimetric Biosensor Fabricated by a New Immobilisation Technique for Parathyroid Hormone

Ozcan H. M., Yildiz K., Cakar C., Aydin T., Asav E., Sagiroglu A., ...More

APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.176, no.5, pp.1251-1262, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12010-015-1643-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1251-1262
  • Keywords: Parathyroid hormone, Biosensor, Epiclorhidrina, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, 6-mercaptohexanol, SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS, IMPEDANCE BIOSENSOR, PROTEIN, SAM
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


This paper presents a novel ultrasensitive and rapid impedimetric biosensor with new immobilisation materials for parathyroid hormone (PTH) with the aim to determine the PTH level in serum for the diagnosis and monitoring of parathyroid diseases such as hyperparathyroidism, adenoma, and thyroid cancer. The interaction between PTH and the biosensor was investigated with an electrochemical method. The biosensor was based on the gold electrode modified by mercaptohexanol (6-MHL). Anti-parathyroid hormone (anti-PTH) was covalently immobilised onto a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) by using epiclorhidrina (EPI) with ethanolamine (EA). The EPI-EA interaction represents the first use of these for the construction of biosensors in published reports. The immobilisation of the anti-PTH was monitored by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. After the optimisation studies of immobilisation materials such as 6-MHL, EPI, EA and glutaraldehyde, linearity, repeatability and sensitivity of biosensor were evaluated as the performance of biosensor. PTH was detected within a linear range of 0.1-0.6 pg/ml, and the detection limit was 0.1 fg/ml. The specificity of the biosensor was also investigated. Finally, the described biosensor was used to detect the PTH levels in artificial serum samples.