Hybrid Graphene Oxide Based Plasmonic-Magnetic Multifunctional Nanoplatform for Selective Separation and Label-Free Identification of Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers

Teresa Demeritte, Bhanu Priya Viraka Nellore, Rajashekhar Kanchanapally, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Avijit Pramanik, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Paresh Chandra Ray*

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Abstract

Despite intense efforts, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the top public health crisis for society even at 21st century. Since presently there is no cure for AD, early diagnosis of possible AD biomarkers is crucial for the society. Driven by the need, the current manuscript reports the development of magnetic core-plasmonic shell nanoparticle attached hybrid graphene oxide based multifunctional nanoplatform which has the capability for highly selective separation of AD biomarkers from whole blood sample, followed by label-free surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) identification in femto gram level. Experimental ELISA data show that antibody-conjugated nanoplatform has the capability to capture more than 98% AD biomarkers from the whole blood sample. Reported result shows that nanoplatform can be used for SERS "fingerprint" identification of β-amyloid and tau protein after magnetic separation even at 100 fg/mL level. Experimental results indicate that very high sensitivity achieved is mainly due to the strong plasmon-coupling which generates huge amplified electromagnetic fields at the "hot spot". Experimental results with nontargeted HSA protein, which is one of the most abundant protein components in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), show that multifunctional nanoplatform based AD biomarkers separation and identification is highly selective. (Graph Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13693-13700
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease biomarkers
  • fingerprint identification of β-amyloid and tau protein
  • hybrid graphene oxide
  • plasmonic-magnetic multifunctional nanoplatform
  • surface enhance Raman spectrosocpy

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