Capacitive biosensor for nanotoxicity detection

Qureshi, Anjum and Gürbüz, Yaşar and Kolkar Mohammed, Javed Hussain Niazi (2012) Capacitive biosensor for nanotoxicity detection. (Accepted/In Press)

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Nanomaterials (NMs) are widely used in health and biomedical applications, however, only a few studies investigated their toxic effects. Here, we have developed a capacitive biosensor to detect toxic effects of NMs using whole E. coli cells as biological reporters and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) as models. The results showed that capacitive response was dependent on the size of nanoparticles. The toxic effect of nanoparticles was also studied using attenuated total reflection-fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectra and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Our results showed that it is possible to detect toxic effects of nanoparticles on E. coli cells by the developed capacitive biosensor. The toxic effects is attributed to the damage of the cells’ outer membrane in combination with AuNP’s byproducts, such as free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) entering the cells. The methodology developed has a great potential to be applied in nanotechnology for classifying toxic and non-toxic NMs.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biosensor, nanotoxicity, bacteria
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Javed Kolkar
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 14:07

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