Development of phage immuno-loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays for organophosphorus pesticides in agro-products

Xiude Hua, Wei Yin, Haiyan Shi, Ming Li, Yanru Wang, Hong Wang, Yonghao Ye, Hee Joo Kim, Shirley J. Gee, Minghua Wang, Fengquan Liu, Bruce D. Hammock

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Two immuno-loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays (iLAMP) were developed by using a phage-borne peptide that was isolated from a cyclic eight-peptide phage library. One assay was used to screen eight organophosphorus (OP) pesticides with limits of detection (LOD) between 2 and 128 ng mL -1. The iLAMP consisted of the competitive immuno-reaction coupled to the LAMP reaction for detection. This method provides positive results in the visual color of violet, while a negative response results in a sky blue color; therefore, the iLAMP allows one to rapidly detect analytes in yes or no fashion. We validated the iLAMP by detecting parathion-methyl, parathion, and fenitrothion in Chinese cabbage, apple, and greengrocery, and the detection results were consistent with the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). In conclusion, the iLAMP is a simple, rapid, sensitive, and economical method for detecting OP pesticide residues in agro-products with no instrumental requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8441-8447
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2014


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  • Analytical Chemistry

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