Porous reduced graphene oxide modified electrodes for the analysis of protein aggregation. Part 2: Application to the analysis of calcitonin containing pharmaceutical formulation

TitlePorous reduced graphene oxide modified electrodes for the analysis of protein aggregation. Part 2: Application to the analysis of calcitonin containing pharmaceutical formulation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsVasilescu, A, Ye, R, Boulahneche, S, Lamraoui, S, Jijie, R, Medjram, MSalah, Gaspar, S, Singh, SK, Kurungot, S, Melinte, S, Boukherroub, R, Szunerits, S
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume266
Pagination364-372
Date PublishedMAR
ISSN0013-4686
KeywordsCalcitonin, Disposable electrodes, Electrochemistry, Porous reduced graphene oxide, Protein aggregation
Abstract

In part 1 (A. Vasilescu et al., Porous reduced graphene oxide modified electrodes for the analysis of protein aggregation. Part 1: Lysozyme aggregation at pH 2 and 7.4 Electrochem. Acta, 254 (2017) 375 -383) we proposed porous reduced graphene oxide coated glassy carbon electrode (GC/prGO) in combination with differential pulse voltammetry as a new analytical tool for aggregation studies of proteins. Lysozyme was used as a model to follow its aggregation by electrochemical means at pH 2 and pH 7.4, leading to the formation of amyloid and amorphous aggregates, respectively. Part 2 of this work widens the scope of this approach by investigating a biopharmaceutical product, as the aggregation of peptide based drugs affects their therapeutic activity and can induce allergic reactions in patients. The salmon polypeptide calcitonin (sCT) was chosen as an example of a bioactive peptide with limited pharmaceutical potential due to a tendency to form cytotoxic aggregates and amyloid fibrils. For practical applications, screen printed electrodes (SPE) and flexible electrodes (FE) modified with polydiallyldimethylammonium (PDDA) and prGO by using the layer-by-layer deposition technique have been developed for the detection of sCT. The results indicate that these electrodes can differentiate between formation of amyloid aggregates of calcitonin (2 mg mL(-1)) in citrate buffer to no aggregation in acetate buffer. It was further demonstrated that these electrodes are able to analyze a pharmaceutical drug product of low potency, Miacalcic (8.3 mu g mL(-1)), where no aggregation was observed. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.electacta.2018.02.038
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

4.798

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Physical and Materials Chemistry