Accession Number : ADA608695


Title :   A Chemically Synthesized Capture Agent Enables the Selective, Sensitive, and Robust Electrochemical Detection of Anthrax Protective Antigen


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Farrow, Blake ; Hong, Sung A ; Romero, Errika C ; Lai, Bert ; Coppock, Matthew B ; Deyle, Kaycie M ; Finch, Amethist S ; Stratis-Cullum, Dimitra N ; Agnew, Heather D ; Yang, Sung ; Heath, James R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a608695.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : We report on a robust and sensitive approach for detecting protective antigen (PA) exotoxin from Bacillus anthracis in complex media. A peptide-based capture agent against PA was developed by improving a bacteria display-developed peptide into a highly selective biligand through in situ click screening against a large, chemically synthesized peptide library. This biligand was coupled with an electrochemical enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay utilizing nanostructured gold electrodes. The resultant assay yielded a limit of detection of PA of 170 pg/mL (2.1 pM) in buffer, with minimal sensitivity reduction in 1% serum. The powdered capture agent could be stably stored for several days at 65 deg C, and the full electrochemical biosensor showed no loss of performance after extended storage at 40 deg C. The engineered stability and specificity of this assay should be extendable to other cases in which biomolecular detection in demanding environments is required.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , ANTHRAX , ANTIGENS , BACILLUS ANTHRACIS , ELECTROCHEMISTRY , NANOMATERIALS , PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , PEPTIDES


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE