Label-free NAPPA: Anodic porous alumina

Enrico Stura, Claudio Larosa, Tercio Bezerra Correia Terencio, Eugenie Hainsworth, Niroshan Ramachandran, Joshua Labaer, Claudio Nicolini

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Anodic porous alumina (APA) is a well known geometrically orderedinorganic oxide, honeycomb shaped, grown from ultra-pure aluminiumby anodic oxidation. This material was used in this work as substratefor biological macromolecules hosting, specifically deposited to workusing the NAPPA technology. After a surface characterization, intended to verify the compatibility of the micro-structured inorganicoxide with the NAPPA method, two detection approaches were tested, using fluorescence and electrochemically. In both cases the detection ofthe macromolecules were successful, even if a numerical evaluationstill has to be performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Proteomics and Nanotechnology-Based Microarrays
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789814267762
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Stura, E., Larosa, C., Terencio, T. B. C., Hainsworth, E., Ramachandran, N., Labaer, J., & Nicolini, C. (2010). Label-free NAPPA: Anodic porous alumina. In Functional Proteomics and Nanotechnology-Based Microarrays (pp. 95-108). Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd..