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A new SERS strategy for quantitative analysis of trace microalbuminuria based on immunorecognition and graphene oxide nanoribbon catalysis

Authors Wen G, Jing Q, Liang A, Jiang Z

Received 20 May 2018

Accepted for publication 2 August 2018

Published 5 October 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 6099—6107


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Linlin Sun

Guiqing Wen,1,2,* Qi Jing,1,2,* Aihui Liang,1,2 Zhiliang Jiang1,2

1Key Laboratory of Ecology of Rare and Endangered Species and Environmental Protection (Guangxi Normal University), Ministry of Education, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control Theory and Technology, Guilin, China; 2Department of Environment Science, College of Environment and Resources, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Background: Microalbuminuria (mAlb) detection is essential for the diagnosis and prognosis of nephrotic patients and hypoproteinemia. In this article, we develop a new surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) quantitative analysis method to detect mAlb in urine.
Methods: Combined the mAlb immunoreaction with gold nanoreaction of graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONR)-HAuCl4-H2O2, and used Victoria blue B (VBB) as molecular probe with a SERS peak at 1,615 cm-1, a new SERS strategy for quantitative analysis of trace mAlb in urine was established.
Results: The linear range of SERS quantitative analysis method is from 0.065 to 2.62 ng/mL, with a detection limit of 0.02 ng/mL. The SERS method was applied to analysis of mAlb in urine with good accuracy and reliability, the relative standard deviation is 0.49%–2.28% and the recovery is 96.9%–109.8%.
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the new SERS quantitative analysis method is of high sensitivity, good selectivity and simplicity. It has been applied to analysis of mAlb in urine, with satisfactory results.

Keywords: graphene oxide nanoribbon, nanocatalysis, microalbumin immunoreaction, gold nanoreaction, SERS

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