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High-throughput sensing microtiter plate for determination of biogenic amines in seafood using fluorescence or eye-vision

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A new optical sensing microplate was developed for rapid screening for the presence of biogenic amines (BAs) in seafood samples with high sensitivity. The deposition of a sensing spot (containing a chameleon dye (Py-1) in a polymeric cocktail) on the bottom of the wells of a standard microplate renders the plate a new sensing tool for a rapid and parallel detection of up to 96 (real) samples. This sensing microplate enables (1) a semi-quantitative readout of analyte concentration by eye-vision, (2) a rapid fluorescence readout of 96 samples with standard instrumentation in less than two minutes (unlike chromatographic and electrophoretic methods), (3) a statistically robust data evaluation (with 8–12 replicates) and (4) a rapid parallel sample preparation with standard 8 or 12-channel micropipettes. On reaction with biogenic amines, the dye shows a significant visible color change from blue over green to red color. The appearance of red color favorably coincides with the concentration of BAs that can induce symptoms of poisoning. The linear ranges of fluorescence calibration data for six biogenic amines cover the clinical toxicological relevant range of BAs that is too low to be detected by the human nose. The LODs range from 0.16 to 0.56 μg mL−1, with correlation coefficients (r2) between 0.985 and 0.999. Finally, the evolution of spoilage of four fish samples (monitored by determination of their BA status) and the increase of their total amine content were found to agree well with previous data on time-dependent evolution of BAs in fish.

Graphical abstract: High-throughput sensing microtiter plate for determination of biogenic amines in seafood using fluorescence or eye-vision

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The article was received on 20 Jan 2011, accepted on 12 Aug 2011 and first published on 15 Sep 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15049A
Citation: Analyst, 2011,136, 4492-4499
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    High-throughput sensing microtiter plate for determination of biogenic amines in seafood using fluorescence or eye-vision

    H. A. Azab, S. A. El-Korashy, Z. M. Anwar, G. M. Khairy, M. Steiner and A. Duerkop, Analyst, 2011, 136, 4492
    DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15049A

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