Steady-state detection of cholesterol contained in the plasma membrane of a single cell using lipid bilayer-modified microelectrodes incorporating cholesterol oxidase

Anando Devadoss, James Burgess

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Abstract

Platinum microelectrodes modified with a lipid bilayer membrane incorporating cholesterol oxidase are used for detection of cholesterol contained in the plasma membrane of a single cell. Amperometric responses are consistent with enzymatic catalysis being rate limiting and cholesterol diffusing laterally in the plasma membrane to the electrode contact site. Importantly, electrode response appears to correlate with the cholesterol content of the cell plasma membrane. The electrodes should be useful for characterizing cellular cholesterol tracking pathways involved in pathogenesis of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10214-10215
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume126
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2004

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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