New Polymeric Composite Materials, Chapter 9


Advances in Electrochemical Cholesterol Nanosensors

Mitali Saha

Electrochemical biosensors have benefited extensively from advances in nanomaterials (e.g., metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and graphene). Among the various biomolecules, cholesterol has aroused considerable interest in recent years on account of its being an important marker in clinical diagnosis. Recent research has shown that cholesterol plays an important role in the brain synapses and also in the immune system including protection against cancer. As biosensors have the ability to detect and measure constantly the concentration of specific organic or inorganic substances in desired specimens, the thrust to monitor the presence of cholesterol in blood is driving the need for the development of efficient cholesterol biosensors. This chapter highlights the recent advances in the field of enzymatic and non enzymatic cholesterol sensors with the use of nanotechnology.

Nanomaterials, Electrochemical, Cholesterol, Biosensor

Published online 11/1/2016, 16 pages


Part of New Polymeric Composite Materials

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