Person:
Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes

Loading...
Profile Picture
First Name
María Lourdes
Last Name
Agüí Chicharro
Affiliation
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Faculty / Institute
Ciencias Químicas
Department
Química Analítica
Area
Química Analítica
Identifiers
UCM identifierScopus Author IDDialnet ID

Search Results

Now showing 1 - 10 of 16
  • Publication
    Implementación de la metodología flipped classroom en los laboratorios de Química Analítica
    (2023-05-31) Reviejo García, Ángel Julio; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Gamella Carballo, Maria; García Martín, Ángel Felipe; González Cortés, Araceli; Guerrero Blanco, José Ignacio; Mateos Briz, María Raquel; Miguel Bravo, María; Pérez Ginés, Víctor; Reviejo Martínez, Eva; Romano Martín, Santiago; Ruiz-Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Sánchez Tirado, Esther; Santiago Sáez, Andrés Sebastián; Serafín González-Carrato, Verónica; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Yáñez-Sedeño, Paloma; Pedrero Muñoz, María
    Adaptar el sistema tradicional de aprendizaje a las necesidades actuales del alumnado empleando la metodología flipped classroom en el laboratorio de Química Analítica I, con el objetivo de fomentar el aprendizaje utilizando herramientas digitales.
  • Publication
    Electrochemical (Bio)Sensing Devices for Human-Microbiome-Related Biomarkers
    (MDPI AG, 2023) Sánchez-Tirado, Esther; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; González-Cortés, Araceli; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Yáñez-Sedeño, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    The study of the human microbiome is a multidisciplinary area ranging from the field of technology to that of personalized medicine. The possibility of using microbiota biomarkers to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases (e.g., cancer), health conditions (e.g., obesity) or relevant processes (e.g., aging) has raised great expectations, also in the field of bioelectroanalytical chemistry. The well-known advantages of electrochemical biosensors—high sensitivity, fast response, and the possibility of miniaturization, together with the potential for new nanomaterials to improve their design and performance—position them as unique tools to provide a better understanding of the entities of the human microbiome and raise the prospect of huge and important developments in the coming years. This review article compiles recent applications of electrochemical (bio)sensors for monitoring microbial metabolites and disease biomarkers related to different types of human microbiome, with a special focus on the gastrointestinal microbiome. Examples of electrochemical devices applied to real samples are critically discussed, as well as challenges to be faced and where future developments are expected to go..
  • Publication
    An Electrochemical Enzyme Biosensor for 3-Hydroxybutyrate Detection Using Screen-Printed Electrodes Modified by Reduced Graphene Oxide and Thionine
    (MDPI, 2017-11-11) Martínez García, Gonzalo; Pérez Julián, Elena; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Cabré, Naomí; Joven, Jorge; Yáñez Sedeño, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    A biosensor for 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-HB) involving immobilization of the enzyme 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase onto a screen-printed carbon electrode modified with reduced graphene oxide (GO) and thionine (THI) is reported here. After addition of 3-hydroxybutyrate or the sample in the presence of NAD+ cofactor, the generated NADH could be detected amperometrically at 0.0 V vs. Ag pseudo reference electrode. Under the optimized experimental conditions, a calibration plot for 3-HB was constructed showing a wide linear range between 0.010 and 0.400 mM 3-HB which covers the clinically relevant levels for diluted serum samples. In addition, a limit of detection of 1.0 µM, much lower than that reported using other biosensors, was achieved. The analytical usefulness of the developed biosensor was demonstrated via application to spiked serum samples.
  • Publication
    What Electrochemical Biosensors Can Do for Forensic Science? Unique Features and Applications
    (MDPI, 2019-10-29) Yáñez Sedeño, Paloma; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This article critically discusses the latest advances in the use of voltammetric, amperometric, potentiometric, and impedimetric biosensors for forensic analysis. Highlighted examples that show the advantages of these tools to develop methods capable of detecting very small concentrations of analytes and provide selective determinations through analytical responses, without significant interferences from other components of the samples, are presented and discussed, thus stressing the great versatility and utility of electrochemical biosensors in this growing research field. To illustrate this, the determination of substances with forensic relevance by using electrochemical biosensors reported in the last five years (2015–2019) are reviewed. The different configurations of enzyme or affinity biosensors used to solve analytical problems related to forensic practice, with special attention to applications in complex samples, are considered. Main prospects, challenges to focus, such as the fabrication of devices for rapid analysis of target analytes directly on-site at the crime scene, or their widespread use and successful applications to complex samples of interest in forensic analysis, and future efforts, are also briefly discussed.
  • Publication
    Monitoring autoimmune diseases by bioelectrochemical detection of autoantibodies. Application to the determination of anti-myelin basic protein autoantibodies in serum of multiple sclerosis patients
    (Elsevier, 2022-02-18) Guerrero Irigoyen, Sara; Sánchez Tirado, Esther; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; González Cortés, Araceli; Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This work reports an amperometric bioplatform for the determination of anti-myelin basic protein autoantibodies (anti-MBP), a relevant biomarker for multiple sclerosis (MS) autoimmune disease. The developed configuration involves the use of carboxylated magnetic microparticles (cMBs) where the protein for specific capture of the target autoantibodies was covalently attached. The immobilized anti-MBP were further conjugated with a secondary antibody labelled with horseradish peroxidase (HRP-anti-hIgG) and amperometric transduction was performed by adding hydrogen peroxide and using hydroquinone (HQ) as redox mediator. The cathodic current resulting from the reduction of the corresponding quinone was directly proportional to the logarithmic concentration of the target autoantibodies. The analytical performance of the developed method for the determination of anti-MBP is competitive in terms of sensitivity and range of linearity with that claimed for the only biosensor reported so far in the literature, as well as with commercially available ELISA kits showing a remarkably shorter assay time. The bioplatform was applied to the analysis of serum samples of healthy individuals and patients diagnosed with MS providing results in agreement with the ELISA methodology.
  • Publication
    Simultaneous determination of CXCL7 chemokine and MMP3 metalloproteinase as biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis
    (Elsevier, 2021-07-09) Guerrero Irigoyen, Sara; Sánchez Tirado, Esther; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; González Cortés, Araceli; Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This paper reports the preparation of the first dual electrochemical immunosensor for the simultaneous determination of the CXCL7 chemokine and the MMP3 metalloproteinase as relevant biomarkers for the better diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis derived from the multiple biomarkers measurement. The developed immunosensor involves the use of carboxylated magnetic beads (MBs) and dual screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPdCEs). Sandwich-type configurations implied the covalent immobilization of specific anti-CXCL7 (cAb1) or anti-MMP3 (cAb2) capture antibodies onto MBs and the use of biotinylated detection antibodies with further labelling with HRP-Strept conjugates. The resulting MBS bioconjugates were magnetically captured on the respective working electrode of the SPdCE and the determination of the antigens was accomplished by measuring the amperometric responses of H2O2 mediated by hydroquinone (HQ) at a potential value of −0.20 V. The dual immunosensor provided calibration plots with linear ranges between 1 and 75 ng mL−1 (CXCL7) (R2 = 0.997) and from 2.0 to 2000 pg mL−1 (MMP3) (R2 = 0.998) with detection limits of 0.8 ng mL−1 and 1.2 pg mL−1, respectively. The assay took 2 h 20 min for the simultaneous determination of both biomarkers. The dual immunosensor was successfully applied to the analysis of human serum from positive and negative RA patients.
  • Publication
    What Electrochemical Biosensors Can Do for Forensic Science? Unique Features and Applications
    (MDPI, 2019-10-29) Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This article critically discusses the latest advances in the use of voltammetric, amperometric, potentiometric, and impedimetric biosensors for forensic analysis. Highlighted examples that show the advantages of these tools to develop methods capable of detecting very small concentrations of analytes and provide selective determinations through analytical responses, without significant interferences from other components of the samples, are presented and discussed, thus stressing the great versatility and utility of electrochemical biosensors in this growing research field. To illustrate this, the determination of substances with forensic relevance by using electrochemical biosensors reported in the last five years (2015-2019) are reviewed. The different configurations of enzyme or affinity biosensors used to solve analytical problems related to forensic practice, with special attention to applications in complex samples, are considered. Main prospects, challenges to focus, such as the fabrication of devices for rapid analysis of target analytes directly on-site at the crime scene, or their widespread use and successful applications to complex samples of interest in forensic analysis, and future efforts, are also briefly discussed.
  • Publication
    Click chemistry-assisted antibodies immobilization for immunosensing of CXCL7 chemokine in serum
    (Elsevier, 2019-02-21) Guerrero Irigoyen, Sara; Cadanno Mendía, Dona; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Barderas Manchado, Rodrigo; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    The first electrochemical immunosensor for the determination of CXCL7 (chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 7) autoimmune biomarker is reported in this work. Click chemistry-assisted antibodies immobilization was per formed by reaction of azide functionalized-multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and ethynyl-IgG onto screen-printed carbon electrodes. The capture antibodies were further immobilized onto IgG-MWCNTs con jugates. After a blocking step with casein, a sandwich immunoassay was implemented involving biotinylated detector antibodies and alkaline phosphatase (AP)-streptavidin conjugate. Differential pulse voltammetry upon addition of 1-naphthylphosphate was used as the analytical readout. A linear calibration plot between 0.5 and 600 pg mL−1 CXCL7 and a LOD value of 0.1 pg mL−1 were obtained. The usefulness of the immunosensor was demonstrated by the successful analysis of serum samples from patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Publication
    Oxidative grafting vs. monolayers self-assembling on gold surface for the preparation of electrochemical immunosensors. Application to the determination of peptide YY
    (Elsevier, 2018-09-25) Guerrero Irigoyen, Sara; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    A comparison of the performance of two electrochemical immunosensors for the determination of the anorexigen biomarker peptide YY (PYY) is reported by using as scaffolds screen printed gold electrodes modified either by oxidative grafting of p-aminobenzoic acid (p-ABA) or by assembling of a 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) SAM. Covalent immobilization of capture antibodies on the surface-confined carboxyl groups was carried out by EDC/NHSS chemistry, and competitive immunoassays between target PYY and Biotin-PYY were implemented. Upon labeling with alkaline phosphatase (AP)-streptavidin conjugate and 1-naphtyl phosphate addition, differential pulse voltammograms recorded between −0.2 and +0.7 V were used as analytical readout. All the steps involved in the functionalization of the electrodes and the preparation of the immunosensors were monitored by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The calibration plot for PYY using the AP-Strept-Biotin-PYY(PYY)-anti-PYY-Phe-N-SPAuE immunosensor provided a linear current vs. log [PYY] plot extending between 10−6 and 103 ng/mL PYY with a detection limit of 3 × 10−7 ng/mL. These analytical characteristics are remarkably better than those obtained with the immunosensor prepared with 4-MBA SAM-SPAuEs. The AP-Strept-Biotin-PYY(PYY)-anti-PYY-Phe-N-SPAuE immunosensor was used to analyze human serum and saliva samples spiked with PYY at concentrations fitting with normal levels in these biological fluids.
  • Publication
    Design of electrochemical immunosensors using electro-click chemistry. Application to the detection of IL-1β cytokine in saliva
    (Elsevier, 2020-02-14) Guerrero Irigoyen, Sara; Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes; Yáñez-Sedeño Orive, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    Electro-click methodology was employed to prepare an electrochemical immunosensor for the cytokine interleukin 1β (IL-1β). The strategy involved binding of ethynylated IgG to azide-MWCNTs modified electrodes by Cu(I) catalyzed-cycloaddition reaction where the catalyst was electrochemically synthesized. This electro-click protocol is significantly faster and greener than the methods for catalyst generation through chemical reduction. The oriented immobilization of the capture antibody onto IgG-MWCNTs conjugates allowed the preparation of a sandwich-type immunosensor using biotinylated anti-IL-1β as detector antibody labeled with alkaline phosphatase-streptavidin (AP-strept). Differential pulse voltammetric transduction through the 1-naphthylphosphate/1-naphthol system was carried out. The analytical characteristics achieved with the electrochemical immunosensor showed a calibration curve exhibiting two linear ranges between 10 and 200 pg mL−1 (r2 = 0.998), and from 200 to 1200 pg mL−1 (r2 = 0.998), and a LOD value of 5.2 pg mL−1, an improvement compared with those claimed for commercial ELISA kits. In addition, the assay time was at least one hour shorter. Excellent performance was observed in the determination of IL-1β in saliva with no need for sample treatment, and by simple interpolation using a calibration plot constructed with standard solutions of the target cytokine.