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Development of an immunoassay to measure progesterone using printed biosensors, and its application to the assessment of ovarian function in the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)

Ditcham, W., Palmer, C., Warren, K., Monaghan, C., Kappelle, W and Matson, P. (2009) Development of an immunoassay to measure progesterone using printed biosensors, and its application to the assessment of ovarian function in the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry, 30 (2). pp. 232-243.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15321810902782921
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Abstract

A biosensor system was developed to measure progesterone levels in the urine of female numbats (Myrmecobius fasciata) as an index of ovarian function. Screen printed sensors were coated with a monoclonal progesterone antibody, and incubated in a mixture of sample/standard and progesterone-3-CMO-horseradish peroxidase (HRP). The difference in potential between the working and reference electrode was measured, after exposure to an HRP substrate. EIA and biosensor standard curves showed parallelism, and the biosensor gave values similar (r=0.83) to the conventional EIA. Progesterone concentrations at different stages of the oestrus cycle were not significantly different to those obtained by EIA.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Marcel Dekker Inc.
Copyright: (c) Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3639
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