Surface functionalization of SPR chip for specific molecular interaction analysis under flow condition

Research paper by Tao Ma, Xiaoxia Chen, Qing Peng, Pengfei Zhang, Yonghong He

Indexed on: 14 Jun '16Published on: 09 May '16Published in: Journal of innovative optical health sciences


Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, Ahead of Print. Surface functionalization of sensor chip for probe immobilization is crucial for the biosensing applications of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors. In this paper, we report a method circulating the dopamine aqueous solution to coat polydopamine film on sensing surface for surface functionalization of SPR chip. The polydopamine film with available thickness can be easily prepared by controlling the circulation time and the biorecognition elements can be immobilized on the polydopamine film for specific molecular interaction analysis. These operations are all performed under flow condition in the fluidic system, and have the advantages of easy implementation, less time consuming, and low cost, because the reagents and devices used in the operations are routinely applied in most laboratories. In this study, the specific absorption between the protein A probe immobilized on the sensing surface and human immunoglobulin G in the buffer is monitored based on this surface functionalization strategy to demonstrated its feasibility for SPR biosensing applications.