A1 Journal article – refereed

Multiresidue Detection of Fluoroquinolones: Specificity Engineering of a Recombinant Antibody with Oligonucleotide-Directed Mutagenesis

List of Authors: Leivo J, Lamminmäki U, Lövgren T, Vehniäinen M

Publication year: 2013

Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Number in series: 49

Volume number: 61

Issue number: 49

Number of pages: 5

ISSN: 0021-8561

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf403715n

Screening of a group of antibiotics from foodstuffs has traditionally relied on sophisticated chemical or physical analysis methods, such as liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric applications. The equipment for these techniques is expensive and not always applicable for high throughput screening. There is a need for an easy and cost efficient detection method for simultaneous screening of structurally similar compounds. Here we describe the engineering of a recombinant antibody which was subjected for oligonucleotide targeted random mutagenesis to emphasize the generic specificity of fluoroquinolone binding. Phage display together with small sized fluoroquinolone derivatives was used to find antibodies of high affinity and generic specificity. The most improved antibody was used to develop a time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay which was further optimized and applied for the detection of fluoroquinolone residues from spiked whole milk samples. The assay can be used to efficiently screen all EMEA controlled fluoroquinolones from whole milk samples with detection levels ranging from 0.2-68 µg L-1

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