Here we present the first report on nanoparticle-based biosensing of glycan markers of diseases. The protocol relies on the competition between a nanocrystal (CdS)-tagged sugar and the target sugar for the binding sites of surface-confined lectin and monitoring the extent of competition through highly sensitive electrochemical detection of the captured nanocrystal. This development is expected to allow decentralized detection of carbohydrate moieties and lectin-carbohydrate interactions to be performed more rapidly, sensitively, inexpensively, and reliably.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry