Characteristics of third-generation glucose biosensors based on Corynascus thermophilus cellobiose dehydrogenase immobilized on commercially available screen-printed electrodes working under physiological conditions.

MNadeem Zafar, Gulnara Safina, Roland Ludwig, Lo Gorton

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Abstract

In this article, we describe a third-generation amperometric glucose biosensor working under physiological conditions. This glucose biosensor consists of a recently discovered cellobiose dehydrogenase from the ascomycete Corynascus thermophilus (CtCDH) immobilized on different commercially available screen-printed electrodes made of carbon (SPCEs), carboxyl-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SPCE-SWCNTs), or multiwalled carbon nanotubes (SPCE-MWCNTs) by simple physical adsorption or a combination of adsorption followed by cross-linking using poly(ethyleneglycol) (400) diglycidyl ether (PEGDGE) or glutaraldehyde (GA). The CtCDH-based third-generation glucose biosensor has a linear range between 0.025 and 30mM and a detection limit of 10μM glucose. Biosensors based on SWCNTs showed a higher sensitivity and catalytic response than the ones functionalized with MWCNTs and the SPCEs. A drastic increase in response was observed for all three electrodes when the adsorbed enzyme was cross-linked with PEGDGE or GA. The operational stability of the biosensor was tested for 7h by repeated injections of 50mM glucose, and only a slight decrease in the electrochemical response was found. The selectivity of the CtCDH-based biosensor was tested on other potentially interfering carbohydrates such as mannose, galactose, sucrose, and fucose that might be present in blood. No significant analytical response from any of these compounds was observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Volume425
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Biological Sciences

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