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Analysis of DDT Isomers with Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay and Optical Immunosensor Based on Rat Monoclonal Antibodies as Biological Recognition Elements

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New rat monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for DDT [1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane], namely DDT 7C12, DDT 1C1, and DDT 1B2, were developed, characterized, and applied in ELISA both in coating antigen and in enzyme-tracer format. The latter used horseradish peroxidase (HRP) or glucose oxidase as enzymes. The lowest concentration of p,p-DDT was determined with mAb DDT 7C12 and DDT-hapten HRP, with a test midpoint (IC50) of 0.5 0.2 g/L (n = 10) in 40 mM PBS (phosphate-buffered saline). The mouse anti-rat immunoglobulin lambda-light chain mAb LA1B12 was used as capture mAb. The best IC50 for o,p-DDT in 40 mM PBS was 1.0 0.3 g/L (n = 12) and was obtained with mAb DDT 1C1 and DDT-hapten HRP, whereas mAb DDT 1B2 was very selective for p,p-DDT with an IC50 of 4.2 1.6 g/L (in 40 mM PBS, n = 9). An optical immunosensor was optimized and applied for the analysis of DDT (or DDT equivalents). This immunosensor consists of a bench-top optical readout device and disposable sensor chips, which include the fluidic system. Evanescent field excitation and emission of the fluorophore Oyster-645 was used. An IC50 for p,p-DDT [in 5 (v/v) isopropanol in 40 mM PBS] of 4 g/L was obtained using DDT 7C12-Oyster-645. ELISA and immunosensor were used for the analysis of p,p-DDT in unspiked and spiked surface water samples. Within the working ranges of these immunotechniques, recoveries ranged from 80 to 120.
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Affiliations: 1: Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Helmholtz Center MunichGerman Research Center for Environmental Health, Ingolstdter Landstrae 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany. 2: Candor Bioscience GmbH, Eggenwatt 12, 88138 Weiensberg, Germany. 3: Institute of Molecular Immunology, Helmholtz Center MunichGerman Research Center for Environmental Health, Marchioninistrae 25, 81377 Munich, Germany.

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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