Isocratic reporter-exclusion immunoassay using restricted-Access adsorbents

Sagar Dhamane, Ujwal Patil, Maxwell Smith, Meena Adhikari, Ahmad Nazem, Jacinta C. Conrad, Katerina Kourentzi, Richard C. Willson

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We introduce analyte-dependent exclusion of reporter reagents from restricted-Access adsorbents as the basis of an isocratic reporter-exclusion immunoassay for viruses, proteins, and other analytes. Capto™ Core 700 and related resins possess a noninteracting size-selective outer layer surrounding a high-capacity nonspecific mixed-mode capture adsorbent core. In the absence of analyte, antibody-enzyme reporter conjugates can enter the adsorbent and be captured, and their signal is lost. In the presence of large or artificially-expanded analytes, reporter reagents bind to analyte species to form complexes large enough to be excluded from the adsorbent core, allowing their signal to be observed. This assay principle is demonstrated using M13 bacteriophage virus and human chorionic gonadotropin as model analytes. The simple isocratic detection approach described here allows a rapid implementation of immunoassay for detection of a wide range of analytes and uses inexpensive, generally-Applicable, and stable column materials instead of costly analyte-specific immunoaffinity adsorbents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4835-4840
Number of pages6
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 7 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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