Amplification techniques for optical detection

Book Section

This chapter presents a summary account of various amplification techniques for analysis of biological molecules (species) that use some form of optical detection as the endpoint. The analyte species possibly under consideration include lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids (and combinations of the same such as glycolipids, glycoproteins, etc.), but this review is restricted to proteins and nucleic acids. Of course, there are many detection strategies for both proteins and nucleic acids, but for the purposes of this review, amplification must be involved. We therefore have limited our discussion to immunoassays and nucleic acid techniques employing amplification.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Griffin, GD; Wendy Williams, M; Stratis-Cullum, DN; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Book Title

  • Biomedical Photonics: Handbook

Start / End Page

  • 55-1-55-13 -

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0849311160

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780849311161

Citation Source

  • Scopus