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Agüí Chicharro, María Lourdes

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María Lourdes
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Agüí Chicharro
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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Ciencias Químicas
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Química Analítica
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Química Analítica
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
    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 performed 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 conjugates. 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.