SPR sensor signal amplification based on dye-doped polymer particles

Hirokazu Komatsu, Makiko Miyachi, Eiji Fujii, Daniel Citterio, Koji Yamada, Yoshinobu Sato, Kazuyoshi Kurihara, Haruma Kawaguchi, Koji Suzuki

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A novel amplification method was prepared based on dye-doped polymer particles for SPR signals originating from antigen-antibody (BSA-anti-BSA) interactions. Coloring the particles enhances the change of SPR signals based on the change of the imaginary part of the refractive index. The signal amplification effect in the reflectance mode was 31-fold stronger compared to the effect obtained with white latex particles and the combined amplification effect due to the presence of polymer particles and the colorant was over 100-fold compared to non-amplified SPR signals originating from BSA-anti-BSA interactions. The amplification method based on the dye-doped particles is widely applicable for the analysis of antibody-antigen interactions and DNA interactions at low concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar


  • Absorption-based SPR
  • Amplification
  • BSA
  • Colored-particle
  • Polymer particle
  • Protein-protein interaction
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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