Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor

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Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Ciencias Químicas
Química en Ciencias Farmacéuticas
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  • Publication
    Simultaneous Determination of the Main Peanut Allergens in Foods Using Disposable Amperometric Magnetic Beads-Based Immunosensing Platforms
    (MDPI, 2016-06-28) Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pellicanò, Alessandro; Reviejo García, Ángel Julio; Cosio, Maria; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    In this work, a novel magnetic beads (MBs)-based immunosensing approach for the rapid and simultaneous determination of the main peanut allergenic proteins (Ara h 1 and Ara h 2) is reported. It involves the use of sandwich-type immunoassays using selective capture and detector antibodies and carboxylic acid-modified magnetic beads (HOOC-MBs). Amperometric detection at −0.20 V was performed using dual screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPdCEs) and the H2O2/hydroquinone (HQ) system. This methodology exhibits high sensitivity and selectivity for the target proteins providing detection limits of 18.0 and 0.07 ng/mL for Ara h 1 and Ara h 2, respectively, with an assay time of only 2 h. The usefulness of the approach was evaluated by detecting the endogenous content of both allergenic proteins in different food extracts as well as trace amounts of peanut allergen (0.0001% or 1.0 mg/kg) in wheat flour spiked samples. The developed platform provides better Low detection limits (LODs) in shorter assay times than those claimed for the allergen specific commercial ELISA kits using the same immunoreagents and quantitative information on individual food allergen levels. Moreover, the flexibility of the methodology makes it readily translate to the detection of other food-allergens.
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    Automated Bioanalyzer Based on Amperometric Enzymatic Biosensors for the Determination of Ethanol in Low-Alcohol Beers
    (MDPI, 2017-05-13) Vargas Orgaz, Eva; Conzuelo, Felipe; Ruiz, M.; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; González de Rivera, Guillermo; López-Colino, Fernando; Reviejo García, Ángel Julio; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    In this work, a new automated bioanalyzer based on the use of enzymatic biosensors as amperometric detectors is reported. This automatic bioanalyzer is configurable both as continuous flow and flow injection analysis systems and enables both on-line and off-line monitoring of ethanol in low-alcohol beer to be performed. The attractive analytical and operational characteristics demonstrated by the automated bioanalyzer make it a promising, simple, rapid, and reliable tool for quality control of this beverage in the beer industry, either during the manufacturing process or in the final product. Moreover its applicability to the analysis of the ethanol content in different non-alcoholic beers working at different modes was successfully demonstrated.
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    Cutting-Edge Advances in Electrochemical Affinity Biosensing at Different Molecular Level of Emerging Food Allergens and Adulterants
    (MDPI, 2020-02-06) Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Serafín González-Carrato, Verónica; Yáñez Sedeño, Paloma; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    The presence of allergens and adulterants in food, which represents a real threat to sensitized people and a loss of consumer confidence, is one of the main current problems facing society. The detection of allergens and adulterants in food, mainly at the genetic level (characteristic fragments of genes that encode their expression) or at functional level (protein biomarkers) is a complex task due to the natural interference of the matrix and the low concentration at which they are present. Methods for the analysis of allergens are mainly divided into immunological and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based assays. In recent years, electrochemical affinity biosensors, including immunosensors and biosensors based on synthetic sequences of DNA or ribonucleic acid (RNA), linear, aptameric, peptide or switch-based probes, are gaining special importance in this field because they have proved to be competitive with the methods commonly used in terms of simplicity, test time and applicability in different environments. These unique features make them highly promising analytical tools for routine determination of allergens and food adulterations at the point of care. This review article discusses the most significant trends and developments in electrochemical affinity biosensing in this field over the past two years as well as the challenges and future prospects for this technology.
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    Amperometric determination of hazelnut traces by means of Express PCR coupled to magnetic beads assembled on disposable DNA sensing scaffolds
    (Elsevier, 2017) Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca M.; González de Rivera, Guillermo; Reviejo, Julio; Cuadrado Vives, María del Carmen; Linacero de la Fuente, Rosario; Gallego Rodríguez, Francisco Javier; Campuzano, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    A disposable amperometric sensor using magnetic microcarriers has been designed and implemented to be used in combination with the so called Express PCR to detect the presence of hazelnut traces in foodstuffs through the detection of Cor a 9 allergen coding sequence. The developed procedure involves the use of streptavidin-modified magnetic microbeads (Strep-MBs), specific biotinylated capture and detector probes which hybridize with a specific region of the gene encoding the protein Cor a 9, and appropriate primers for PCR amplification. A 50-mer synthetic target DNA or unmodified 100-bp PCR products were selective captured via sandwich hybridization with capture probe modified MBs and biotinylated signaling probes. The resulting biotinylated hybrids were coupled with a commercial streptavidin–peroxidase (Strep-HRP) conjugate and the final modified MBs were magnetically captured onto a screen-printed carbon electrode to perform amperometric detection using the H2O2/HQ system. A LOD of 0.72 pM was obtained for the synthetic target and the applicability studies demonstrated the possibility to detect the denatured PCR amplified samples obtained using only 20 pg of genomic DNA extracted from hazelnut. RSD values obtained, below 10% in all cases, confirmed the good reliability of extraction, amplification and quantification protocols involved in the developed methodology. The strict specificity of the designed primers and selected probes for hazelnut was demonstrated by performing PCR amplification of genomic DNA extracted from different hazelnut varieties and other species of similar families (pistachio, cashew, walnut and tangerine) and analyzing the resultant amplicons by the developed electrochemical sensor. The reliable and sensitive results achieved indicate that Express PCR in conjunction with an electrochemical DNA sensor, used for the first time in this work, provides a suitable sensitive, specific, and cost-effective method for routine food allergens determinations, particularly useful for resource-limited settings.
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    Magnetic Beads-Based Sensor with Tailored Sensitivity for Rapid and Single-Step Amperometric Determination of miRNAs
    (MDPI, 2017-11-09) Vargas Orgaz, Eva; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Povedano Muñumel, Eloy; Pedrero Muñoz, María; Montoya, Juan; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This work describes a sensitive amperometric magneto-biosensor for single-step and rapid determination of microRNAs (miRNAs). The developed strategy involves the use of direct hybridization of the target miRNA (miRNA-21) with a specific biotinylated DNA probe immobilized on streptavidin-modified magnetic beads (MBs), and labeling of the resulting heteroduplexes with a specific DNA–RNA antibody and the bacterial protein A (ProtA) conjugated with an horseradish peroxidase (HRP) homopolymer (Poly-HRP40) as an enzymatic label for signal amplification. Amperometric detection is performed upon magnetic capture of the modified MBs onto the working electrode surface of disposable screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs) using the H2O2/hydroquinone (HQ) system. The magnitude of the cathodic signal obtained at −0.20 V (vs. the Ag pseudo-reference electrode) demonstrated linear dependence with the concentration of the synthetic target miRNA over the 1.0 to 100 pM range. The method provided a detection limit (LOD) of 10 attomoles (in a 25 μL sample) without any target miRNA amplification in just 30 min (once the DNA capture probe-MBs were prepared). This approach shows improved sensitivity compared with that of biosensors constructed with the same anti-DNA–RNA Ab as capture instead of a detector antibody and further labeling with a Strep-HRP conjugate instead of the Poly-HRP40 homopolymer. The developed strategy involves a single step working protocol, as well as the possibility to tailor the sensitivity by enlarging the length of the DNA/miRNA heteroduplexes using additional probes and/or performing the labelling with ProtA conjugated with homopolymers prepared with different numbers of HRP molecules. The practical usefulness was demonstrated by determination of the endogenous levels of the mature target miRNA in 250 ng raw total RNA (RNAt) extracted from human mammary epithelial normal (MCF-10A) and cancer (MCF-7) cells and tumor tissues.
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    Toward Liquid Biopsy: Determination of the Humoral Immune Response in Cancer Patients Using HaloTag Fusion Protein-Modified Electrochemical Bioplatforms
    (American Chemical society, 2016-12-20) Garranzo Asensio, María; Guzmán Aránguez, Ana Isabel; Povés Francés, Carmen; Fernández Aceñero, Mª Jesús; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Domínguez Muñóz, Gemma; San Frutos Llorente, Luis; Rodríguez Salas, Nuria; Villalba Díaz, Mayte; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Barderas Manchado, Rodrigo
    Autoantibodies raised against tumor-associated antigens have shown high promise as clinical biomarkers for reliable diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy monitoring of cancer. An electrochemical disposable biosensor for the specific and sensitive determination of p53-specific autoantibodies has been developed for the first time in this work. This biosensor involves the use of magnetic microcarriers (MBs) modified with covalently immobilized HaloTag fusion p53 protein as solid supports for the selective capture of specific autoantibodies. After magnetic capture of the modified MBs onto screen-printed carbon working electrodes, the amperometric signal using the system hydroquinone/H2O2 was related to the levels of p53-autoantibodies in the sample. The biosensor was applied for the analysis of sera from 24 patients with high-risk of developing colorectal cancer and 6 from patients already diagnosed with colorectal (4) and ovarian (2) cancer. The developed biosensor was able to determine p53 autoantibodies with a sensitivity higher than that of a commercial standard ELISA using a just-in-time produced protein in a simpler protocol with less sample volume and easily miniaturized and cost-effective instrumentation.
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    Amperometric Immunosensing Scaffolds for Rapid, Simple, Non-Invasive and Accurate Determination of Protein Biomarkers of Well-Accepted and Emerging Clinical Importance
    (MDPI, 2017-12-06) Pedrero Muñoz, María; Muñoz San Martín, Cristina; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Vargas Orgaz, Eva; Manuel de Villena Rueda, Francisco Javier; Barderas Manchado, Rodrigo; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
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    Improving Cancer Outcomes through Electrochemical Biosensing of Early Diagnosis/Prognosis Biomarkers in Human Biopsies
    (MDPI, 2017-11-29) Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Vargas Orgaz, Eva; Barderas Manchado, Rodrigo
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    Single-Step Incubation Determination of miRNAs in Cancer Cells Using an Amperometric Biosensor Based on Competitive Hybridization onto Magnetic Beads
    (MDPI, 2018-03-15) Vargas Orgaz, Eva; Povedano Muñumel, Eloy; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Torrente Rodríguez, Rebeca Magnolia; Zouari, Mohamed; Montoya Miñano, Juan José; Raouafi, Noureddine; Campuzano Ruiz, Susana; Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel
    This work reports an amperometric biosensor for the determination of miRNA-21, a relevant oncogene. The methodology involves a competitive DNA-target miRNA hybridization assay performed on the surface of magnetic microbeads (MBs) and amperometric transduction at screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs). The target miRNA competes with a synthetic fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-modified miRNA with an identical sequence for hybridization with a biotinylated and complementary DNA probe (b-Cp) immobilized on the surface of streptavidin-modified MBs (b-Cp-MBs). Upon labeling, the FITC-modified miRNA attached to the MBs with horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated anti-FITC Fab fragments and magnetic capturing of the MBs onto the working electrode surface of SPCEs. The cathodic current measured at −0.20 V (versus the Ag pseudo-reference electrode) was demonstrated to be inversely proportional to the concentration of the target miRNA. This convenient biosensing method provided a linear range between 0.7 and 10.0 nM and a limit of detection (LOD) of 0.2 nM (5 fmol in 25 μL of sample) for the synthetic target miRNA without any amplification step. An acceptable selectivity towards single-base mismatched oligonucleotides, a high storage stability of the b-Cp-MBs, and usefulness for the accurate determination of miRNA-21 in raw total RNA (RNAt) extracted from breast cancer cells (MCF-7) were demonstrated.
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    First PCR-free electrochemical bioplatform for the detection of mustard Sin a 1 protein as a potential “hidden” food allergen
    (Elsevier, 2023-12-21) Gamella, Maria; Laza, Anabel; Parrón Ballesteros, Jorge; Bueno, Cristina; Ruiz Valdepeñas Montiel, Víctor; Pedrero, María; Bertolino, Franco A.; Pingarrón, José M.; Villalba, Mayte; Campuzano, Susana
    A disposable electrochemical PCR-free biosensor for the selective detection of a fragment encoding the protein Sin a 1, a 2S albumin considered a diagnostic marker for sensitization to mustard, is reported. The methodology is based on the formation of DNA/RNA heterohybrids by sandwich hybridization of a specific fragment of the Sin a 1 allergen coding sequence with appropriately designed RNA probes. Labeling with commercial antibodies specific to the heteroduplexes and secondary antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was carried out onto the surface of magnetic beads (MBs). Amperometric transduction was undertaken on screen-printed electrodes using H2O2 as enzyme substrate and hydroquinone (HQ) a redox mediator. The electrochemical biosensor allows the simple and fast detection (75 min) of Sin a 1 reaching a limit of detection of 3 pM. The bioplatform was successfully applied to the analysis of the targeted Sin a 1 gene specific region using just 50 ng of non-fragmented denatured genomic DNA extracted from yellow mustard seeds.