A Dual Platform for Selective Analyte Enrichment and Ionization in Mass Spectrometry Using Aptamer-Conjugated Graphene Oxide


Gulbakan B. , YASUN E., SHUKOOR M. I. , ZHU Z., YOU M., Tan X., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.132, no.49, pp.17408-17410, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 49
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ja109042w
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.17408-17410

Abstract

This study demonstrates the use of aptamer-conjugated graphene oxide as an affinity extraction and detection platform for analytes from complex biological media. We have shown that cocaine and adenosine can be selectively enriched from plasma samples and that direct mass spectrometric readouts can be obtained without a matrix and with greatly improved signal-to-noise ratios. Aptamer-conjugated graphene oxide has clear advantages in target enrichment and in generating highly efficient ionization of target molecules for mass spectrometry. These results demonstrate the utility of the approach for analysis of small molecules in real biological samples.