Author(s): Raphael MP, Christodoulides JA, Delehanty JB, Long JP, Pehrsson PE,
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Abstract Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) imaging has the potential to map complex spatio-temporal variations in analyte concentration, such as those produced by protein secretions from live cells. A fundamental roadblock to the realization of such applications is the challenge of calibrating a nanoscale sensor for quantitative analysis. Here, we introduce a new, to our knowledge, LSPR imaging and analysis technique that enables the calibration of hundreds of individual gold nanostructures in parallel. The calibration allowed us to map the fractional occupancy of surface-bound receptors at individual nanostructures with nanomolar sensitivity and a temporal resolution of 225 ms. As a demonstration of the technique's applicability to molecular and cell biology, the calibrated array was used for the quantitative LSPR imaging of anti-c-myc antibodies harvested from a cultured 9E10 hybridoma cell line without the need for further purification or processing. Copyright © 2013 Biophysical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Biophys J
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology