MoS2 field-effect transistor-amyloid‑β1−42 hybrid device for signal amplified detection of MMP‑9

Heekyeong Park, Hyungbeen Lee, Seok Hwan Jeong, Eunjin Lee, Wonseok Lee, Na Liu, Dae Sung Yoon, Sunkook Kim, Sang Woo Lee

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The detection of circulating protein (CP) is very important for the diagnosis and therapeutics of cancer. Conventional techniques based on a specific antibody−antigen interaction are still lacking because of a shortage of cost effectiveness, complicated sandwich structure and tagging process, and inconsistent detection of CP due to the inherent instability of antibodies. Herein, we demonstrate a hybrid device consisting of two-dimensional (2D) nanoscale molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) field-effect transistor (FET) with an amyloid-β142 (Aβ142) functionalized surface, which amplifies electric signals of the FET in order to detect matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which is a certain type of CP that degrades Aβ1−42. With the hybrid device, we detected the concentrations of MMP-9 in the range from 1 pM to 10 nM. Moreover, using tapping-mode atomic force microscopy and Kelvin probe force microscopy, we verified that the signal amplification corresponding to the MMP-9 concentrations was caused by the reduced length and the decreased surface potential of degraded Aβ142 due to MMP-9. The hybrid device studied in this paper can be very useful for monitoring MMP-9 activity, as well as serving as a sensing platform for the electrical signal amplification of 2D MoS2 FET-biosensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8252-8258
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 2

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Funding Information:
This research was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grants NRF-2018R1A2B2003558, NRF-2017R1A2B2002076, NRF-2014M3A9D7070732, and NRF-2013M3C1A3059590).

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© 2019 American Chemical Society.

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  • Analytical Chemistry


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