Campus Units

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Volume

131

Issue

33

First Page

12017

Last Page

12018

DOI

10.1021/ja906077x

Abstract

This book covers various applications of aptamers as biosensors. The chapters are organized in three major groups: (1) general aspects of aptamers and their selection, (2) aptamers as biosensors, and (3) applications of aptamer biosensors. It is clear even from the Table of Contents that aptamers have been utilized in many types of analytical techniques, including electrochemical, atomic force microscopy, capillary electrophoresis, spectrophotometric, and fluorometric. These applications are well described. However, the chapters tend to be repetitive, often reviewing the same applications and published works several times with little or no discussion of other approaches, such as the applications of aptamer biosensors in microcantilevers, photoinduced electron transfer, aptamer-coated SAW sensors, and evanescent-coupled field-guide wave sensors.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131 (33), pp 12017–12018, doi:10.1021/ja906077x Copyright 2009 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS