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As cuisine becomes globalized, large volumes of fresh produce are traded internationally. The potential exists for pathogens infecting fresh produce to hitchhike to new locations and perhaps to establish there. It is difficult to identify them using traditional methods if pathogens are novel, scarce, and/or unexpected. In an attempt to overcome this(More)
The quenching of electrochemiluminescence by single-walled carbon nanohorn has been demonstrated for the first time. Moreover, a sensitive, label-free, and signal-on electrochemiluminescence ATP aptasensor was developed using single-walled carbon nanohorn as both quencher and scaffold.
Creatinine is an important biomarker in clinical diagnosis and biomonitoring programs as well as urinary metabolomic/metabonomics research. Current methods are either nonselective, time consuming or require heavy and expensive instruments. In this study, chemiluminescence of creatinine with hydrogen peroxide has been reported for the first time, and its(More)
The development of novel coreactants for chemiluminescence is very important to improve performance and widen its applications without using any other catalyst. N-Hydroxysuccinimide (NHS), a highly popular amine-reactive, activating, or protecting reagent in biochemical applications and organic synthesis, has been explored as an efficient and stable(More)
We investigated wild migratory birds faecal swabs for extended-spectrum β-lactamases-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-K. pneumoniae) from wetland habitats in Pakistan. ESBL-K. pneumoniae were analysed for MDR phenotype, ESBL genotype and genetic diversity. A total of 13 (8.6%) ESBL-K. pneumoniae were recovered. Of these, 8 (61%) isolates were MDR. DNA(More)
Hydroxylamine-O-sulfonic acid, a versatile reagent for organic synthesis, has been explored as an effective coreactant for luminol chemiluminescence. Co(2+) can dramatically enhance the chemiluminescence of this system. The sensitive detection of Co(2+), luminol and HOSA, including highly selective Co(2+) detection, is achieved.
In this work, we designed highly sensitive and selective luminescent detection method for alkaline phosphatase using bovine serum albumin functionalized gold nanoclusters (BSA-AuNCs) as the nanosensor probe and pyridoxal phosphate as the substrate of alkaline phosphatase. We found that pyridoxal phosphate can quench the fluorescence of BSA-AuNCs and(More)
Allantoin has been reported as a promising biomarker for monitoring of oxidative stress in humans and widely utilized in a variety of topical pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Currently, the detection of allantoin is achieved by using chromatographic coupled techniques, which needs sample pre-extraction, derivatization, complex matrixes, and expensive(More)
A simple and fast colorimetric method is developed for the sensitive and selective detection of Hg(2+) based on a dual signal amplification strategy: in situ Hg(2+) induced catalytic synthesis of oxidase-like AuHg nanoparticles and subsequent catalytic oxidation of TMB by AuHg nanoparticles.