Detection of C-reactive protein in evanescent wave field usingmicroparticle-tracking velocimetry

Yu Jui Fan, Horn Jiunn Sheen, Yi Hsing Liu, Jing Fa Tsai, Tzu Heng Wu, Kuang Chong Wu, Shiming Lin

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A new technique is developed to measure the nanoparticles' Brownian motions by employing microparticle-tracking velocimetry (micro-PTV) in evanescent wave field, which can provide high signal-to-noise ratio images for analyzing nanoparticles' movements. This method enables real-time detection of C-reactive proteins (CRPs) during the rapid interaction between CRPs and anti-CRP-coated nanobeads as CRP concentrations are related to the nanobeads' Brownian velocity in the equilibrium state. The smallest observable nanobeads with 185 nm were utilized in this experiment to detect CRP concentrations as low as 0.1 μg/mL even in a high-viscosity solution. Further, the dissociation constant, KD, can be evaluated based on the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13751-13754
Number of pages4
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sept 7 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy


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