Shengfu Chen

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This work evaluates a newly developed wavelength modulation-based SPR biosensor for the detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) in milk. Two modes of operation of the SPR biosensor are described: direct detection of SEB and sandwich assay. In the sandwich assay detection mode, secondary antibodies are bound to the already captured toxin to amplify(More)
A versatile multichannel biosensor surface is prepared by site-directed immobilization of single-stranded DNA-protein conjugates onto a patterned self-assembled monolayer composed of ssDNA thiols and oligo(ethylene glycol)-terminated thiols. The conjugates each consist of an antibody chemically linked to a unique ssDNA target with a sequence complementary(More)
We introduce a dual-functional biocompatible material based on zwitterionic poly(carboxybetaine methacrylate) (polyCBMA), which not only highly resists protein adsorption/cell adhesion, but also has abundant functional groups convenient for the immobilization of biological ligands, such as proteins. The dual-functional properties are unique to(More)
We present an improved method to prepare carboxylic acid (COOH) and amine (NH2) terminated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of alkanethiolates. In this method, a small amount of CF3COOH (for COOH-SAM) or N(CH2CH3)3 (for NH2-SAM) is added into the ethanolic solution of alkanethiols during SAM formation. The freshly formed COOH- and NH2-SAMs are then rinsed(More)
The strong surface hydration layer of nonfouling materials plays a key role in their resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption. Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (polySBMA) is an effective material that can resist nonspecific protein adsorption and cell adhesion. About eight water molecules are tightly bound with one sulfobetaine (SB) unit, and additional(More)
In this work, we report a study of long-chain zwitterionic poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (pSBMA) surfaces grafted via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) for their resistance to bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. Previously, we demonstrated that p(SBMA) is highly resistant to nonspecific protein adsorption. Poly(oligo(ethylene glycol)(More)
In this work, we show the strong resistance of zwitterionic phosphorylcholine (PC) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) to protein adsorption and examine key factors leading to their nonfouling behavior using both experimental and molecular simulation techniques. Zwitterions with a balanced charge and minimized dipole are excellent candidates as nonfouling(More)
A stable and versatile biosensor surface is prepared by site-directed immobilization of protein-DNA conjugates onto a mixed self-assembled monolayer (SAM) composed of ssDNA thiols and oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) terminated thiols. The protein conjugates consist of an antibody chemically linked to a ssDNA target with a sequence complementary to the(More)
We report the quantitative and simultaneous detection of four species of bacteria, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella choleraesuis serotype typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter jejuni, using an eight-channel surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor based on wavelength division multiplexing. Detection curves showing SPR response versus(More)