Rapidly and simultaneously quantifying multiple biomarkers of L-tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency by using paper microfluidic devices and smartphone-based analysis system

Pin Chuan Chen, Kuan Han Chen, Chun Yi Lin, Yi Chun Yeh*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

L-tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is a critical enzyme and involved in the conversion of L-tyrosine to L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) in the human body. TH deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which results in cerebral catecholamine deficiency and causes symptoms of depression, movement disorders, and impaired development. L-DOPA is the common precursor of catecholamine neurotransmitters, therefore how to rapidly and precisely determine the ratio of L-DOPA to L-tyrosine in the bio-matrix is important to the clinical diagnosis of disorder. To response the demand, a low-cost, user-friendly, and on-site detection system is developed herein, which includes a wax-printing paper microfluidics as reaction platform, surface modification with sodium periodate for improving detection performance, an additive manufactured enclosed case for maintaining identical detection environment, and an IOS application (APP) to drive smartphone's imaging to facilitate high-throughput quantification of multiple biomarkers simultaneously. Multiple experiments were conducted to understand the detection limit, detection range, shelf-life, and specificity of this quantification system even with a complex bio-matrix such as artificial urine or Fetal Bovine Sera (FBS). The experiment results showed that L-DOPA, L-tyrosine, and creatinine can be easily and rapidly quantified with high reliability and repeatability, demonstrating an efficient tool for routine checkup of patients with TH deficiency.

原文英語
文章編號130722
期刊Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
349
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2021 十二月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 儀器
  • 凝聚態物理學
  • 表面、塗料和薄膜
  • 金屬和合金
  • 電氣與電子工程
  • 材料化學

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