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Recent advances in recognition elements of food and environmental biosensors: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20729060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A sensitive monitoring of contaminants in food and environment, such as chemical compounds, toxins and pathogens, is essential to assess and avoid risks for both, human and environmental health. To accomplish this, there is a high need for sensitive, robust and cost-effective biosensors that make real time and in situ monitoring possible. Due to their high sensitivity, selectivity and versatility, affinity-based biosensors are interesting for monitoring contaminants in food and environment. Antibodies have long been the most popular affinity-based recognition elements, however recently a lot of research effort has been dedicated to the development of novel recognition elements with improved characteristics, like specificity, stability and cost-efficiency. This review discusses three of these innovative affinity-based recognition elements, namely, phages, nucleic acids and molecular imprinted polymers and gives an overview of biosensors for food and environmental applications where these novel affinity-based recognition elements are applied.
Bieke Van Dorst; Jaytry Mehta; Karen Bekaert; Elsa Rouah-Martin; Wim De Coen; Peter Dubruel; Ronny Blust; Johan Robbens
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biosensors & bioelectronics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1873-4235     ISO Abbreviation:  Biosens Bioelectron     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001289     Medline TA:  Biosens Bioelectron     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1178-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
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