Abstract: The atomic-force microscopy-based method of irreversible chemical AFM-fishing (AFM-IF ) has been developed for the detection of proteins at ultra-low concentrations in solution. Using this method, a very low concentration of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) protein (10 17 M) was detected in solution. A theoretical model that allows the description of obtained experimental data, is proposed. This model takes into consideration both the transport of the protein from the bulk solution onto the AFM-chip surface and its irreversible binding to the activated area.
Reference: Ivanov Yu.D., Danichev V.V., Pleshakova T.O., Shumov I.D., Ziborov V.S., Krokhin N.V., Zagumenniy M.N., Ustinov V.S., Smirnov L.P., Shironin A.V., Archakov A.I., Irreversible chemical afm-fishing for the detection of low-copied proteins, Biomeditsinskaya khimiya, 2014, vol: